Real clinch third straight LaLiga win


Real Madrid made it three wins in a row in LaLiga with a 2-0 victory over Valencia at Alfredo di Stefano Stadium on Sunday.

Madrid made two alterations, with Marcelo and Marvin Park making way for Dani Carvajal and Toni Kroos. Valencia made just one change, with Ferro replacing Hugo Guillamon in defence.

Three minutes later, Los Blancos broke the deadlock when Karim Benzema fired an excellent finish into the bottom right-hand corner from outside the box after Toni Kroos had played him in.

There weren't too many opportunities being created by either side. With five minutes to go before the interval, Benzema headed over the bar after Lucas Vázquez delivered an excellent cross.

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Kroos turned from provider to goalscorer when he doubled the hosts' advantage in the 42nd minute. The Germany international scored in similar fashion to Benzema, with an effort into the right-hand corner from outside the box.

The visitors had their first shot of the day in the 53rd minute and it almost resulted in a goal when Maximilano Gomez fired a stinging effort from 25 yards out that forced Thibaut Courtois into a diving save to tip it away.

Madrid had a goal disallowed by VAR as Ferland Mendy was marginally offside. And in the 75th minute, Arribas found Benzema and he rocketed an effort to the near post that Jaume Domenech palmed away.

In the end, Zinedine Zidane's side prevented their opponents from having a shot inside the box all game, which highlighted their defensive solidity.