Real Madrid’s agonizing campaign continued as they fell to a ninth defeat in La Liga and their 1st since coach Zinedine Zidane came back as they were deservedly crushed 2-1 away by a resurgent Valencia on the weekday.
Portugal international Goncalo Guedes dismissed Valencia into the lead within the thirty-fifth minute with a thumping shot from within the realm that was too powerful for Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas.
Madrid had contended well till assent however lost momentum when the goal and Valencia continued to threaten into the last half, finally doubling their lead with a header by defender Ezequiel Garay from a corner within the 83rd.
Karim Benzema headed during a consolation goal for Madrid in stoppage time, shortly when Zidane’s facet had a penalty call upset when a Video Assistant Referee (VAR) review dominated Sergio Ramos was offsides.
Valencia, UN agency has reached the Copa del Rey final and also the quarter-finals of the Galilean League, have Champions League qualification within their sights when ascension up to fifth in the table on forty-six points, one behind fourth-placed Getafe. Madrid is stuck in third on fifty-seven points, thirteen behind La Liga leaders metropolis and 5 behind town rival Atletico Madrid.