Valencia: Diego Alves; Miguel, Rami,
Víctor Ruíz, Jordi Alba (Aduríz 84'); Albelda, Tino Costa;
Feghouli (Pablo Hernández 72'), Dani Parejo (Jonas 61'), Mathieu;
Madrid: Casillas; Arbeloa (Raúl Albiol 50'), Sergio Ramos, Pepe, Marcelo; Khedira, Xabi Alonso, Lass (Granero 84'); Özil, Benzema (Higuaín 72'), Cristiano Ronaldo. 4-3-3.
0-1. 19. Benzema. Controlled quick Alonso free kick and poked shot past Alves.
0-2. 71. Sergio Ramos. Header down off far post from Özil's outswinging corner.
1-2. 74. Soldado. Drilled angled shot past Casillas after keeper saved from Pablo.
1-3. 78. Ronaldo. Won ball off Diego Alves and ran on to score from wide angle.
2-3. 83. Soldado. Acrobatic shot on near post after Pablo laid ball across.
Yellow cards: Tino Costa 21', Arbeloa 33', Ronaldo 52', Marcelo 54', Özil 55', Albelda 60', Sergio Ramos 60', Xabi Alonso 65', Granero 92', Diego Alves 94'.
Real Madrid stay three points clear at the top of the table after a thrilling 2-3 victory against third placed Valencia. Benzema gave Mourinho's side the lead from Xabi Alonso's quick free kick early on, and Ronaldo went close a couple of times before Sergio Ramos headed the second from Özil's corner with twenty minutes to go.
Soldado drilled one back though after Casillas could only block a shot from Pablo Hernández, and although Ronaldo took advantage of a mistake by keeper Diego Alves following a long clearance by Pepe to restore the two goal cushion, an acrobatic second goal by Soldado set up a nail biting finish.
Emery threw everything forward, Soldado having a third goal ruled out for a narrow offside, substitute Aduríz forcing in to a good save and then heading against the bar, and Higuaín lucky not to give away a penalty when the ball hit him on the shoulder as he was lying on the ground. An eleventh win in a row though for Madrid, and it is results like this one that make the difference between winning or losing the league title.