ANDY SCHREUR - Friday, November 23, 2012
Oguchi Onyewu and Malaga host seventh place Valencia in a match between two clubs who have qualified for the Champions League knockout stage, while Carlos Bocanegra sits out.
Malaga - Valencia
Malaga have gone winless in four straight games in all competitions and will look to crack back into the top four in La Liga this week at La Rosaleda Stadium. To do so, they'll have to knock off a Valencia squad that hasn't lost since late October.
Valencia is coming off a draw with Bayern Munich on Tuesday and are tied with the Bavarian giants for first in Group F.
Onyewu played 90 minutes in Malaga's match at Zenit St Petersburg in Champions League action, which saw them tie the Russians 2-2. With the draw, Malaga sealed first place in the group.
Seventh place Valencia gets back defender Aly Cissokho, who missed their last match serving a red card suspension and is expected to play.
The Anchoives will likely be without Sergio Sanchez and Nacho Monreal, who are both recovering from injury and are questionable.
Carlos Bocanegra remains sidelined with a hamstring injury as Racing Santander look to bounce back against Barcelona II.