|First Division - Day 11|
Valladolid 1 - Real Madrid 0
Asenjo; Pedro López, Luis Prieto, García Calvo, Marcos; Alvaro
Rubio, Vivar Dorado; Pedro León (Borja 68'), Canobbio (Javi Baraja 81'),
Jonathan Sesma; Víctor (Oscar Sánchez 90'). 4-2-3-1.
Team changes: Valladolid: Luis Prieto, Canobbio, Víctor for Nano, Medunjanin, Goitom / Madrid: Javi García, Raúl for Sneijder, Drenthe.
Yellow cards: García Calvo 14', Van der Vaart 32', Guti 35', Pedro León 51', Gago 73', Canobbio 75', Heinze 86', 87' / red cards: Heinze 87'.
Real Madrid lost 1-0 at Valladolid on Saturday evening, a result which puts in doubt Bernd Schuster's continuity at the club. After the defeat against Real Unión in the cup midweek, the coach was under pressure to get a positive result in the Nuevo Zorilla stadium. But his side couldn't get going, with Marcelo clearing an effort from García Calvo off the line before Higuaín brought a save out of Asenjo in their only real chance throughout the first half.
Three minutes after the restart Canobbio picked up a cross from Pedro León and fired a shot past Casillas for what was to prove the only goal of the match. Schuster brought on Sneijder, but the Dutch midfielder came up against Asenjo a couple of times, and the young keeper made another vital save from Raúl after that. Madrid's frustrations were clear when Heinze was sent off after picking up a second booking for arguing with the referee near the end. All eyes will be on the boardroom at the Bernabeu stadium this week.