Valladolid 0-2 Real Madrid
Goal: Benzema (83eSP and 89e) for meringue
Sent off: Leon (82e) for violets
At José Zorrilla this Friday night, Real Madrid fought to overcome Valladolid (0-2). To regain the lead in La Liga, one point ahead of FC Barcelona.
In an intense match, but without real chances in the first period – marked by some refereeing debates – the people of Madrid got the only goal ball in this start of the match. Thus, in a match in the area, Karim Benzema found himself alone with the leather between the studs, but his resumption of the left, off balance, ended his run over (18.e).
Hardly more productive, the second act still saw a burst of pride on the part of the Purples. Roque Mesa’s corner found Sergio León’s placed header, derived from an exceptional tap from Thibaut Courtois (68e). The lock finally popped in the last ten minutes, Joaquín Fernández was guilty of a hand (quite serious) in the surface, which resulted in the expulsion of León due to protest (82e). The sentence transformed by Benzema (0-1, 83eSP) made it possible to release Meringuewho were quick to clear the break through the Frenchman, at the end of a counter and a pullback from Eduardo Camavinga came into play (0-2, 89e). KB9 is in good condition.
Valladolid (4-3-3): Masip – Fresneda, Javi Sánchez, Joaquín Fernández, Escudero (Luis Pérez, 59e) – Aguado, Monchu (Weissman, 84e), Roque Mesa (Kike Perez, 60e) – Iván Sánchez (Plata, 55e), Sergio Leon, Plano (Kennedy, 84e). Coach: Pacheta.
Real Madrid (4-3-3): Courtois – Carvajal (Vázquez, 60e), Rüdiger, Alaba, Mendy – Valverde (Chouameni, 87e), Kroos, Ceballos (Camavinga, 69e) – Asensio (Rodrygo, 60e), Benzema, Vinicius Júnior (Modric, 88e). Coach: Carlo Ancelotti.