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Valencia 1-1 Real Madrid: Karim Benzema rescues point for visitors

Real Madrid celebrate
Karim Benzema's equaliser extended Real Madrid's unbeaten run in all competitions to 11 games

Karim Benzema scored a dramatic equaliser for Real Madrid against Valencia but it was not enough to take them top of the La Liga table.

Real goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois came up for a corner in stoppage time and had a header saved by Jaume Domenech with Benzema lashing home the rebound.

Valencia had led with 12 minutes to go when Carlos Soler was unmarked to blast home Daniel Wass' clever cutback.

Real are behind Barcelona on goal difference going into El Clasico.

The arch rivals meet at Barcelona's Nou Camp on Wednesday (19:00 GMT).

Gareth Bale came on in the second half for Real, who are unbeaten in 11 games. It was his first appearance for two weeks, but he has not scored for his club since 1 September.

Line-ups

Valencia

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Doménech
  • 3CostaSubstituted forVallejo Galvánat 61'minutes
  • 24Garay
  • 5Gabriel
  • 14Gayá
  • 18Wass
  • 17CoquelinSubstituted forKondogbiaat 83'minutes
  • 10Parejo
  • 8SolerBooked at 38mins
  • 19Rodrigo
  • 20TorresSubstituted forDiakhabyat 90'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Correia
  • 6Kondogbia
  • 12Diakhaby
  • 15Vallejo Galván
  • 23Sobrino
  • 28Rivero
  • 34Esquerdo

Real Madrid

Formation 4-3-3

  • 13Courtois
  • 2CarvajalBooked at 77mins
  • 5Varane
  • 4Ramos
  • 6Nacho
  • 10ModricSubstituted forJovicat 81'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 15Valverde
  • 8Kroos
  • 27RodrygoSubstituted forVinícius Júniorat 69'minutes
  • 9Benzema
  • 22IscoSubstituted forBaleat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Areola
  • 3Militão
  • 11Bale
  • 14Casemiro
  • 18Jovic
  • 19Odriozola
  • 25Vinícius Júnior
Referee:
José María Sánchez Martínez
Attendance:
44,265

Match Stats

Home TeamValenciaAway TeamReal Madrid
Possession
Home36%
Away64%
Shots
Home9
Away19
Shots on Target
Home6
Away6
Corners
Home1
Away2
Fouls
Home11
Away15

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Valencia 1, Real Madrid 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Valencia 1, Real Madrid 1.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! Valencia 1, Real Madrid 1. Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) right footed shot from very close range to the top left corner following a corner.

  4. Post update

    Attempt saved. Thibaut Courtois (Real Madrid) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Toni Kroos with a cross.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Ezequiel Garay.

  6. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Daniel Carvajal.

  7. Post update

    Offside, Real Madrid. Sergio Ramos tries a through ball, but Luka Jovic is caught offside.

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Manu Vallejo (Valencia) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  9. Post update

    VAR Decision: Card Changed.

  10. Booking

    Luka Jovic (Real Madrid) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Luka Jovic (Real Madrid).

  12. Post update

    Ezequiel Garay (Valencia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Valencia. Mouctar Diakhaby replaces Ferrán Torres.

  14. Post update

    Offside, Valencia. Ferrán Torres tries a through ball, but Daniel Wass is caught offside.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Luka Jovic (Real Madrid).

  16. Post update

    Daniel Wass (Valencia) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  17. Post update

    Federico Valverde (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Rodrigo Moreno (Valencia).

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Valencia. Geoffrey Kondogbia replaces Francis Coquelin.

  20. Post update

    Hand ball by Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid).

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Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 15th December 2019

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Barcelona16112343202335
2Real Madrid16105133122135
3Sevilla179442117431
4Getafe1786326161030
5Atl Madrid177821810829
6Real Sociedad178452820828
7Ath Bilbao177641912727
8Valencia177642724327
9Granada177372422224
10Osasuna175842220223
11Levante177282226-423
12Real Betis176562429-523
13Villarreal176473025522
14Alavés175481824-619
15Real Valladolid174761420-619
16Eibar174491528-1316
17Mallorca1743101830-1215
18Celta Vigo173591425-1114
19Leganés1724111228-1610
20Espanyol1724111232-2010
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