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Real Valladolid 0-1 Real Madrid: Nacho header sends Madrid top of La Liga

Nacho
Nacho's goal was his seventh La Liga effort and his first away from home

Real Madrid went three points clear of Barcelona at the top of La Liga with a hard-fought win at Real Valladolid.

Defender Nacho scored the only goal with a header from Toni Kroos' cross, his first La Liga goal in two years.

Casemiro thought he had given Madrid the lead earlier on but his header from Kroos' free-kick was disallowed by the video assistant referee for offside.

Lowly Valladolid had the ball in the net late on but Sergi Guardiola was offside when he hooked home.

Champions Barcelona lost 2-0 at Valencia on Saturday to give Zinedine Zidane's side the chance to go clear at the top.

Valladolid, who are five points above the relegation zone, battled hard but did not manage a shot on target.

Line-ups

Real Valladolid

  • 1Masip
  • 18Regal Angulo
  • 4Olivas Alba
  • 27Salisu
  • 6García
  • 16San Emeterio DíazSubstituted forDe la Fuenteat 81'minutes
  • 24FernándezBooked at 10mins
  • 21Herrero JavaloyasSubstituted forVilla Suárezat 58'minutes
  • 14Alcaraz
  • 9ÜnalSubstituted forPlanoat 76'minutes
  • 7Guardiola Navarro

Substitutes

  • 10Plano
  • 11Hervías
  • 17Moyano Lujano
  • 19Villa Suárez
  • 22Martínez García
  • 26Pérez
  • 29De la Fuente

Real Madrid

  • 13Courtois
  • 6NachoBooked at 76mins
  • 5VaraneBooked at 36mins
  • 4Ramos
  • 23Mendy
  • 10ModricBooked at 57minsSubstituted forValverdeat 88'minutes
  • 14Casemiro
  • 8Kroos
  • 27RodrygoSubstituted forJovicat 90+3'minutes
  • 9Benzema
  • 22IscoSubstituted forVázquezat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Areola
  • 3Militão
  • 12Marcelo
  • 15Valverde
  • 16Rodríguez
  • 17Vázquez
  • 18Jovic
Referee:
Ricardo de Burgos Bengoetxea
Attendance:
23,417

Match Stats

Home TeamReal ValladolidAway TeamReal Madrid
Possession
Home38%
Away62%
Shots
Home4
Away12
Shots on Target
Home0
Away3
Corners
Home3
Away5
Fouls
Home7
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Real Valladolid 0, Real Madrid 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Real Valladolid 0, Real Madrid 1.

Substitution

Substitution, Real Madrid. Luka Jovic replaces Rodrygo.

Attempt missed. Casemiro (Real Madrid) right footed shot from more than 35 yards misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Real Madrid. Federico Valverde replaces Luka Modric.

Offside, Real Valladolid. Mohammed Salisu tries a through ball, but Sergi Guardiola is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. Mohammed Salisu (Real Valladolid) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Real Valladolid. Conceded by Nacho.

Foul by Nacho (Real Madrid).

Toni Villa (Real Valladolid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Karim Benzema (Real Madrid).

Rubén Alcaraz (Real Valladolid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Joaquín Fernández (Real Valladolid) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Raúl García.

Attempt saved. Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Toni Kroos with a cross.

Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Mohammed Salisu.

Substitution

Substitution, Real Valladolid. Miguel De la Fuente replaces Fede San Emeterio.

Attempt blocked. Sergi Guardiola (Real Valladolid) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Óscar Plano with a through ball.

Foul by Toni Kroos (Real Madrid).

Kiko Olivas (Real Valladolid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Real Valladolid 0, Real Madrid 1. Nacho (Real Madrid) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Toni Kroos with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Raúl García.

Substitution

Substitution, Real Valladolid. Óscar Plano replaces Enes Ünal.

Booking

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

Foul by Nacho (Real Madrid).

Toni Villa (Real Valladolid) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Raphael Varane (Real Madrid).

Enes Ünal (Real Valladolid) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Real Madrid. Lucas Vázquez replaces Isco.

Attempt missed. Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Rodrygo with a cross.

Ferland Mendy (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Antoñito (Real Valladolid).

Attempt missed. Isco (Real Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Rodrygo (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Mohammed Salisu (Real Valladolid).

Substitution

Substitution, Real Valladolid. Toni Villa replaces Míchel.

Booking

Luka Modric (Real Madrid) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt missed. Casemiro (Real Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Ferland Mendy following a corner.

Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Rubén Alcaraz.

Attempt blocked. Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Toni Kroos with a cross.

Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Mohammed Salisu.

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 26th January 2020

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Real Madrid21137139132646
2Barcelona21134450252543
3Sevilla2111552720738
4Getafe21106530201036
5Atl Madrid219932214836
6Real Sociedad2110473628834
7Valencia219753229334
8Villarreal219483629731
9Ath Bilbao2171042215731
10Osasuna2161052825328
11Granada2183102528-327
12Real Betis217682933-427
13Levante2182112632-626
14Alavés2165102231-923
15Eibar2165102029-923
16Real Valladolid2141071724-722
17Mallorca2153132237-1518
18Celta Vigo2138101730-1317
19Leganés2136121633-1715
20Espanyol2136121738-2115
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