Real Madrid rallied to a late win opposite Valencia to spin a screws on Barcelona as a La Liga pretension competition enters a home stretch.
The compare during a Santiago Bernabeu was not brief of drama, as a Gareth Bale-less home side survived a scare. Cristiano Ronaldo non-stop adult a scoring in a initial half with a header, though his missed chastisement in a second half scarcely came behind to haunt a title-hopefuls.
After Luka Modric went down in a box, Ronaldo stepped adult to a mark opposite Valencia’s Diego Alves. The Brazilian goalkeeper lunged to his left to repudiate Ronaldo, gripping a measure during 1-0 in Real Madrid’s advantage. Alves has done a robe of giving penalty-takers fits. The 31-year-old Valencia male has saved 6 already this La Liga season. In 53 chastisement attempts, Alves has done a whopping 26 saves given personification in La Liga, per AP.
Three of those have come opposite Ronaldo.
After Dani Parejo’s scintillating free kick tied it adult in a 82nd, Real Madrid seemed unfailing to dump points. But Real’s Marcelo supposing a bit of sorcery to lift his group to a full 3 points, curling home a match-winner in a 86th minute.
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The Bernabeu was rapturous. Perhaps nobody was happier to see a round strike a behind of a net than Ronaldo, discovered by his Brazilian left back. The win provisionally put Real Madrid during a tip of La Liga, with Barcelona set to play crosstown rivals Espanyol after on Saturday. The Merengues also have a compare in palm on Barcelona, though gripping a vigour on their rivals is peerless in a pretension follow that looks to go down to a wire.
For a few changed minutes, it looked like Barcelona had a feet in a door. Then, Marcelo stepped adult and slammed a doorway shut.
The one actor any European powerhouse can’t means to lose