Valencia: Guaita; Miguel, Stankevicius, Ricardo
Costa, Mathieu (Jordi Alba 82'); Maduro (Jonas 58'), Mehmet Topal; Pablo
Hernández (Joaquín 58'), Banega, Mata; Soldado. 4-2-3-1.
Madrid: Casillas; Raúl Albiol, Garay (Pedro León 74'), Carvalho, Nacho; Granero, Lass, Canales (Xabi Alonso 62'); Higuaín (Cristiano Ronaldo 66'), Benzema, Kaká. 4-3-3.
0-1. 22. Benzema. Fired ball in to net after Guaita failed to cut out Higuaín cross.
0-2. 30. Higuaín. Got between Guaita and Matieu to poke shot in to empty net.
0-3. 38. Kaká. Turned ball past keeper after Higuaín squared ball across from right.
0-4. 41. Higuaín. Scored from close up on far post after Kaká crossed in from right.
0-5. 52. Higuaín. Drove shot wide of Guaita after Kaká laid ball back across area.
1-5. 59. Soldado. Turned ball in on near post after good run by Jonas from left.
1-6. 61. Kaká. Picked up Benzema pass and went past Stankevicius to score.
2-6. 79. Jonas. Collected Mata's flicked pass and drilled low shot wide of Casillas.
3-6. 84. Jordi Alba. Controlled Mata's lobbed pass and steered shot past keeper.
Yellow cards: Jonas 88'.
Real Madrid kicked off the weekend's round of games at Valencia, Mourinho seemingly abandoning the league by making nine changes from his cup final winning line up. Nothing could have been further than the truth though, the big-money front three of Benzema, Higuaín and Kaká sharing six goals between them as they thrashed the third placed side 3-6. By half time they were already four up, Benzema opening the scoring midway through the first half after Guaita failed to cut out Higuaín's cross. A few minutes later Higuaín took advantage of slack defending to squeeze between Mathieu and the keeper to make it two, and the "trident" combined twice more to set up goals for Kaká and Higuaín before the break. Higuaín completed his hat-trick soon after the restart, and although Soldado got one back from a Jonas assist, Kaká completed the "set" soon afterwards. Madrid eventually too their foot off the gas, allowing Jonas and Jordi Alba to save some pride for the locals, but many fans had already left by then.