Messi, Ronaldo reload on road in Spanish league

JOSEPH WILSON Associated Press Published:

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) -- Days after failing to score in a head-to-head matchup, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo will look to rediscover their attacking form when Barcelona visits Valencia and Real Madrid travels to Granada in the Spanish league.

Barcelona drew 1-1 at Madrid in the first leg of the Copa del Rey semifinals on Wednesday, with neither Messi nor Ronaldo scoring.

Messi will aim to extend his record run of scoring in 11 straight league matches when Barcelona travels to the Mestalla Stadium on Sunday with an 11-point lead at the top of the standings.

Granada welcomes Madrid the day before in the debut of coach Lucas Alcaraz, who replaced Juan Anquela on Wednesday with the team hovering two points above the relegation zone.