Real Madrid's win at Real Valladolid as they closed to within 3 points of leaders Atletico Madrid

Posted 6 days ago 21 Feb 2021 by MrBoss

Casemiro scored Real Madrid's winner at Real Valladolid as they closed to within three points of La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid.


The Brazilian midfielder had missed two great headed chances before he finally converted, nodding the ball past keeper Jordi Masip in the 65th minute.


Team-mate Mariano Diaz twice had the ball in the net but was ruled offside.
Real keeper Thibaut Courtois pulled off great saves to deny Fabian Orellana and Saidy Janko.


It was not a memorable display by Zinedine Zidane's depleted squad, but three of his remaining dependable senior players came to the fore when it counted.


Belgian Courtois was superb on the few occasions he was called upon, twice saving from Orellana and also making a great stop to prevent ex-Manchester United player Janko finding the net.


Deliveries from set-pieces were either well defended by Valladolid or wasted by Real's players, with Casemiro most guilty. The 28-year-old had two opportunities to give Real the lead until he made it count midway through the half from Toni Kroos' brilliant ball.


With striker Karim Benzema recently added to an injury list which includes captain Sergio Ramos, Eden Hazard, Marcelo and Dani Carvajal, Zidane will need each of his remaining fit senior players to produce better performances when they face Atalanta in the Champions League on Wednesday.


https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/56140522

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Casemiro scored his fifth league goal of the season

6 days ago

ok

6 days ago

1—Atleti (55 pts)


2—Real Madrid (52 pts)


Two weeks until the Madrid derby

6 days ago

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6 days ago

Mtcheeeeeewww

6 days ago

Mtcheeeeeewww

6 days ago

Laliga is as boring as shit 😪

6 days ago

Real Madrid dun win d league

6 days ago

I always tell u guys say real Madrid go still catch ATM.we go still win league shaaa.
We go beat ATM for that Madrid Derby. Then we take our rightfully place and start defending our laliga title seriously.
My problem now is that barca have 2 games in hand on us @Cassper

6 days ago

Emmanuel50: Real Madrid dun win d league

Ahhh deyy tell u.more losess and draws fall.on them.
I pray barca lose 2day

6 days ago

EXBOSS: Ahhh deyy tell u.more losess and draws fall.on them.
I pray barca lose 2day

Barca na mumu team na.dem go lose

6 days ago

EXBOSS: I always tell u guys say real Madrid go still catch ATM.we go still win league shaaa.
We go beat ATM for that Madrid Derby. Then we take our rightfully place and start defending our laliga title seriously.
My problem now is that barca have 2 games in hand on us @Cassper

Keep quiet
u catch them?
With the rubbish football wey wonna they play mtcheew

5 days ago

Emmanuel50: Barca na mumu team na.dem go lose

He be like say u don forget watin Barcelona do united

5 days ago

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