Madrid: La Liga leaders Real Madrid face one of their toughest tests since embarking on a 22-game winning streak back in September when they start 2015 with a trip to Valencia on Sunday.
Valencia's Enzo Perez
Valencia sit fourth, a solitary point above Sevilla, Villarreal and Malaga, but demonstrated their financial advantage over other after Singaporean businessman Peter Lim's recent acquisition of the club splashing out 25 million euros on Argentine medio Enzo Perez this week.
"I have the greatest expectations of making a good start here," Perez said as he was presented to the Valencia fans on Friday.
"I hope that this new project at Valencia grows, and that 2015 will be a happy year for us all," added Perez, who may make his Mestalla debut against Real still shorn of Luka Modric through injury.