Match Report Valencia 1 – Real Madrid 1: Benzema Saves One Point...

Match Report Valencia 1 – Real Madrid 1: Benzema Saves One Point in the Last Minute


Real Madrid got a point in the last minute (1-1) thanks to a goal scored by Karim Benzema after a header from Thibaut Courtois. Valencia got the advantage in the scoreboard in the 78th minute with Soler and were about to get the three points at home, but Los Blancos avoided the second defeat of the season in La Liga to arrive to El Clásico with the same points as FC Barcelona. The battle will be great.

And thinking about El Clásico, Zinedine Zidane gave some rest to Casemiro for the first time in the season, including Isco and Rodrygo Goes in the pitch. However, none of them played a good game. It was much better the performances of Valverde, Kroos and Modric, who controlled the game, especially in the first 30 minutes, where Los Blancos were much better than the rival.

However, this control of the game didn’t mean many chances. Only a header from Benzema and a shot by Valverde could mean the first goal of the game, but the clash was very balance and the goalkeepers didn’t have many work to do. This changed in the second half, when Valencia could have scored first but Courtois appear to save the one to one.

However, the Belgian couldn’t avoid the first goal, when Carlos Soler tapped in an excellent pass from the left side. Valencia took the lead and there was not many time to avoid the defeat. Bale, Vinicius and Jovic came into the pitch, but none of them made any difference. Only Jovic could score a goal but he was in offside. Even Valencia could score a second goal but again Courtois avoid it.

Luckily, in the very last minute, Los Blancos kicked a corner with Courtois in the box. The Belgian keeper head the ball and Jaume Domenech saved it, but Benzema caught the ball and scored another important goal this season. Los Blancos arrived to El Clásico with the same points as Barcelona so the clash at Camp Nou will be completely key in the season.