Real Madrid vs Valencia 2-1 Highlights & Goals 2017
La Liga, 29 April 2017.
1-0 Cristiano Ronaldo
1-1 Daniel Parejo
By FOOTBALL SPOTLIGHT
Real Madrid v Valencia: Cristiano Ronaldo, Toni Kroos comeback
That goal from Ronaldo separates the two sides. Valencia have been forced into a couple of mistakes, with one proving costly. Real Madrid haven’t had to be at their best yet, but they need another goal or two to kill this contest off.
Missed Penalty Cristiano Ronaldo
The penalty specialist guesses correctly and makes a good stop to his left-hand side. It wasn’t hit with much conviction from Cristiano Ronaldo, and that is a big opportunity missed for Los Blancos to kill the contest.
86′ Goal Marcelo
MARCELO MAKES IT 2-1! Morata clips a cross in from the right byline, with the ball sailing to the edge of the penalty box. The Brazilian left-back checks inside and onto his right foot, before slotting a very neat finish beyond Diego Alves. Huge goal for the hosts.
Real Madrid can temporarily reclaim La Liga’s outright lead on Saturday when they play host to Valencia at the Santiago Bernabeu, where they’ll hope to move three points clear before Real Madrid’s visit to Espanyol later that evening.
The two teams sit level on points at the summit, and while the Blaugrana hold an advantage in their head-to-head record this season, manager Zinedine Zidane’s side still have a game in hand.
Los Blancos warmed up for Saturday’s home clash in the right way, too, after they hammered Deportivo La Coruna 6-2 on Wednesday in response to the 3-2 defeat in El Clasico three days prior.
That return to form should continue at Valencia’s expense in Week 35, as Los Che have failed to win in their last three La Liga fixtures. However, Saturday’s visitors are hoping to pull off a 2016-17 double against Real, having already beaten Los Blancos 2-1 in February.
Real Madrid have just won once in their last six games against Valencia in La Liga. That loss was the only one for Valencia in their last five visits to Santiago Bernabéu in La Liga
Real Madrid have scored in each of their last 57 games in all competitions, the best ever run by a team in La Liga.
Real will have captain Sergio Ramos back in their ranks in time for Saturday’s game after he served a one-match ban against Deportivo following his red card in Sunday’s El Clasico, but there are other concerns for Zidane.
As for Cristiano Ronaldo and Toni Kroos, the pair will be back on Saturday, after being rested for the midweek encounter, while Raphael Varane’s return at centre-back is a timely one for the hosts.