Real Madrid’s harrowing debate continued as they fell to a ninth better in La Liga and their initial given manager Zinedine Zidane returned as they were deservedly beaten 2-1 divided by a resurgent Valencia on Wednesday.
Madrid had played good until conceding, though mislaid movement after a idea and Valencia continued to bluster into a second half, finally doubling their lead with a header by defender Ezequiel Garay from a dilemma in a 83rd.
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Karim Benzema headed in a satisfaction idea for Madrid in blocking time, shortly after Zidane’s side had a chastisement preference overturned after a Video Assistant Referee (VAR) examination ruled Sergio Ramos was offside.
Madrid are stranded in third on 57 points, 13 behind La Liga leaders Barcelona and 5 behind city rivals Atletico Madrid.
Valencia, who have reached a Copa del Rey final and a quarter-finals of a Europa League, have Champions League gift in their sights after climbing adult to fifth in a list on 46 points, one behind fourth-placed Getafe.
The win extended their dominant run to 17 games in all competitions, their longest widen though better in their 100-year history.
It was Zidane’s initial divided diversion given returning to a bar after Santiago Solari was sacked final month, carrying won his initial dual games behind opposite Celta Vigo and Huesca.
As he had betrothed forward of a match, a Frenchman done unconditional changes from a group that had beaten Huesca, bringing behind 7 players including Toni Kroos, Luka Modric and Navas as Isco and Gareth Bale forsaken to a bench.
Madrid dominated a early stages though could not spin their possession to chances and once Valencia took a lead by Guedes they frequency looked like vouchsafing it slip.
But Argentine Garay done adult for his group mate’s nonsense by effectively sealing a points with a soaring header from captain Dani Parejo‘s corner.