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Santiago Bernabeu (ATT 75,000) 8th April 2012 - Kick off 20:30 Ref: C Clos Gomez

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Real Madrid: Targeting double

Real Madrid: Targeting double

Real Madrid defender Raul Albiol has called on his team-mates to take another stride to a La Liga and Champions League double when they host Valencia on Sunday.

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The Spanish league leaders booked their place in the semi-finals of Europe's elite competition by completing an 8-2 aggregate victory over APOEL Nicosia in midweek.

Jose Mourinho's men now turn their attention back to the Primera Division and a potentially tricky visit from the re-energised third-placed side.

Valencia trail Madrid by a huge 30 points but, after a tough spell, are now in good spirits after reaching the Europa League semi-finals.

With second-placed Barca facing lowly Real Zaragoza in round 31, Real know they could have their work cut out to preserve their current six-point advantage at the top over the weekend.

Albiol told club sponsors bwin.com: "The most important thing is that we get the three points and have a good match in front of our fans.

"It will be a very tough match because Valencia did not win their last three league matches and they will want to keep third place.

"We have to collect three points every game. There are still many matches remaining and, for now, we only have to think about the match against Valencia.

"We are very ambitious and we want to win the title in the two competitions we are in - La Liga and the Champions League.

"One last effort from everyone and perhaps we can do it.

"The atmosphere in the dressing room is fantastic, we all get along with each other. You can see it on the field."

A surprise victory for Valencia at the Bernabeu would wrap up a perfect week for coach Unai Emery.

Emery's future has been questioned after a run of just three wins in 14 league outings, but his side impressed as they thrashed AZ Alkmaar 4-0 on Thursday to overturn a 2-1 first-leg deficit in their Europa League tie.

Malaga are just a point behind Valencia, but Emery is now hopeful his side can build some momentum and retain their grip on the third automatic Champions League qualifying spot.

He said: "Within the squad and the whole club from the president down we are looking for solutions so that the team can put this negative run behind them."

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Spanish Primera BBVA

Spanish Primera BBVA
Pos Team P Pts
1 Real Madrid 11 27
2 Barcelona 11 25
3 Valencia 11 24
4 Atletico Madrid 11 23
5 Sevilla 11 23
6 Malaga 11 21
7 Celta Vigo 11 20
8 Villarreal 11 15
9 Getafe 11 14
10 Eibar 11 13
11 Athletic Bilbao 11 12
12 Espanyol 11 11
13 Rayo Vallecano 11 11
14 Granada 11 10
15 Real Sociedad 11 9
16 Almeria 11 9
17 Deportivo La Coruna 11 9
18 Elche 11 9
19 Levante 11 9
20 Cordoba 11 6

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