La Liga: Real Madrid estinguishes Valencia 4-1 after playing a fantastic match

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MADRID. Real Madrid demolishes Valencia 4-1 with goals of

MADRID. Real Madrid demolishes Valencia 4-1 with goals of K. Benzema (41′ pen), Vinicius Junior (52′), Vinicius Junior (61′) and K. Benzema (88′). On the other side, Valencia scored with ​G. Guedes (76′). Real Madrid was vastly superior ball possession (67%) was among the key factors of its victory.​

G. Guedes missed a decisive penalty (76′). That would have allowed Valencia to draw the match.​

The match was played at the Estadio Santiago Bernabéu stadium in Madrid on Saturday and it started at 9:00 pm local time. The referee was Alejandro José Hernández Hernández who was helped by José Enrique Naranjo Pérez and Diego Sánchez Rojo. The 4th official was Abraham Domínguez Cervantes. The weather was clear. The temperature was quite cold around 4 degrees Celsius or 39.25 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 74%.​

Match Statistics

Real Madrid was in firm control of the ball 67% while Valencia was struggling with a 33% ball possession.

Real Madrid was more aggressive with 57 dangerous attacks and 23 shots of which 7 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Real Madrid won the match.

Real Madrid shot 23 times, 7 on target, 16 off target. On the other side, Valencia shot 11 times, 6 on target, 5 off target.

Cards

Real Madrid received 3 yellow cards (Casemiro, E. Militao and F. Mendy). On the opposite side, Valencia received 3 yellow cards (C. Piccini, Y. Musah and D. Cheryshev).

After playing this match, Real Madrid will have 46 points to stay in the 1st place. On the opposite side, Valencia will stay with 28 points like Villarreal to stay in the 9th place.

Match Events

  • 14'
    14'

    Casemiro

    Daniel Wass - Valencia - won a free kick on the left wing. Casemiro - Real Madrid - receive yellow card for a foul. Fouled by Casemiro - Real Madrid
  • 27'
    27'

    E. Militao

    Toni Kroos - Real Madrid - won a free kick in attack. Fouled by Daniel Wass - Valencia
  • 41'
    41'

    K. Benzema (Penalty)

    Penalty conceded by Omar Alderete - Valencia - after a foul in the penalty area. Penalty Real Madrid. Casemiro draws a foul in the penalty area.
  • 51'
    51'

    C. Piccini

    Fouled by Cristiano Piccini - Valencia Cristiano Piccini - Valencia - receive yellow card for a foul. Vinícius Júnior - Real Madrid - won a free kick in attack.
  • 52'
    52'

    Vinicius Junior

    K. Benzema

    Goal! Real Madrid 2, Valencia 0. Vinícius Júnior - Real Madrid - shot with right foot from the centre of the box to the right corner.
  • 58'
    58'

    Y. Musah

    Offside - Real Madrid. Vinícius Júnior with a pass, however Ferland Mendy is in offside. Yunus Musah - Valencia - receive yellow card for a foul. Fouled by Yunus Musah - Valencia Casemiro - Real Madrid - won a free kick in attack.
  • 61'
    61'

    Vinicius Junior

    New attacking attempt. Marco Asensio - Real Madrid - shot with right foot from the centre of the box is saved by goalkeeper in the centre of the goal. Assist - Karim Benzema. Goal! Real Madrid 3, Valencia 0. Vinícius Júnior - Real Madrid - shot with the head from few metres to the left corner.
  • 66'
    66'

    D. Cheryshev

    Y. Musah

  • 66'
    66'

    K. Koindredi

    M. Gomez

  • 66'
    66'

    Marcos Andre

    H. Costa

  • 70'
    70'

    D. Ceballos

    L. Modric

  • 70'
    70'

    E. Camavinga

    Casemiro

  • 76'
    76'

    F. Mendy

    Goal! Real Madrid 3, Valencia 1. Gonçalo Guedes - Valencia - shot with the head from the centre of the box to the left corner . Penalty saved! Gonçalo Guedes - Valencia - fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, shot with right foot saved in the right corner.
  • 76'
    76'

    G. Guedes

    Goal! Real Madrid 3, Valencia 1. Gonçalo Guedes - Valencia - shot with the head from the centre of the box to the left corner . Penalty saved! Gonçalo Guedes - Valencia - fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, shot with right foot saved in the right corner.
  • 76'
    76'

    G. Guedes

    Goal! Real Madrid 3, Valencia 1. Gonçalo Guedes - Valencia - shot with the head from the centre of the box to the left corner . Penalty saved! Gonçalo Guedes - Valencia - fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, shot with right foot saved in the right corner.
  • 79'
    79'

    R. Iranzo

    C. Piccini

  • 83'
    83'

    M. Vallejo

    K. Koindredi

  • 84'
    84'

    D. Cheryshev

    Fouled by Denis Cheryshev - Valencia Eder Militão - Real Madrid - won a free kick in defence. Denis Cheryshev - Valencia - receive yellow card for a foul.
  • 87'
    87'

    N. Fernandez

    Lucas

  • 87'
    87'

    F. Valverde

    Vinicius Junior

  • 88'
    88'

    K. Benzema

    Goal! Real Madrid 4, Valencia 1. Karim Benzema - Real Madrid - shot with right foot from the centre of the box to the right corner. Assist - Ferland Mendy.
  • 89'
    89'

    Isco

    K. Benzema

Next match

In the upcoming La Liga match, Real Madrid will host Elche on the 23rd of January with a 6-0 head to head record in favor of Real Madrid (1 draw).

Valencia will host Sevilla on the 19th of January with a 21-13 head to head record in favor of Sevilla (6 draws).

Real Madrid: Formation and Lineups

Real Madrid started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).

The manager Carlo Ancelotti chose to play with the following team: Thibaut Courtois (8.0), Lucas Vázquez (7.3), Éder Militão (7.2), David Alaba (6.2), Ferland Mendy (6.5), Luka Modrić (7.3), Casemiro (7.3), Toni Kroos (7.6), Marco Asensio (6.1), Karim Benzema (8.9) and Vinícius Júnior (8.3).

Substitutes

Real Madrid made 5 changes: L. Modric for D. Ceballos (70′), Casemiro for E. Camavinga (70′), Lucas for N. Fernandez (87′), Vinicius Junior for F. Valverde (87′) and K. Benzema for Isco (89′).

Top player: Karim Benzema

Probably the most impressive player in Real Madrid was Karim Benzema.

His rating is (8.9) with 2 goals, 36 passes (83% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 2 duels out of 4.

Valencia: Formation and Lineups

Valencia started with a conservative line-up (4-4-2).

On the opposite side, José Bordalás Jiménez played with: Jasper Cillessen (6.4), Cristiano Piccini (6.6), Mouctar Diakhaby (6.2), Omar Alderete (5.8), José Luis Gayà (6.3), Hélder Costa (6.3), Hugo Guillamón (6.9), Daniel Wass (6.6), Gonçalo Guedes (7.0), Maximiliano Gómez (6.6) and Yunus Musah (6.4).

Substitutes

Valencia made 5 changes: Y. Musah for D. Cheryshev (66′), M. Gomez for Marcos Andre (66′), H. Costa for K. Koindredi (66′), C. Piccini for R. Iranzo (79′) and K. Koindredi for M. Vallejo (83′).

Top player: Gonçalo Guedes

The player who no doubt impressed Valencia the most was Gonçalo Guedes.

His rating is (7.0) with 1 goal, 21 passes (71% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 5 duels out of 13. He performed 7 crosses.

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