Madrid: Diego López; Carvajal, Sergio Ramos, Varane, Marcelo; Illarramendi (Di María 46’), Xabi Alonso, Isco (Casemiro 71’); Bale, Benzema (Morata 83‘), Ronaldo. 4-3-3.
Valencia: Diego Alves; Joao Pereira, Ricardo Costa, Mathieu, Bernat; Javi Fuego, Keita; Feghouli, Vargas (Barragán 94’), Dani Parejo (Rubén Vezo 88‘); Paco Alcácer (Jonas 66’). 4-2-3-1.
0-1. 44. Mathieu. Got in front of keeper to head in Parejo corner from close up.
1-1. 59. Ramos. Header past Alves after Ronaldo headed back Di María cross.
1-2. 64. Dani Parejo. Got on end of Feghouli cross to fire shot past Diego López.
2-2. 92. Ronaldo. Poked shot in to net on far post with heel from Di María cross.
Yellow cards: Di María 50’, Keita 70’, Diego Alves 79’, Feghouli 92’.
Real Madrid failed to take advantage of slip-ups by Barcelona and Atlético, a 2-2 draw against Valencia in the Bernabeu stadium meaning that their fate is no longer in their own hands. Diego Alves was back in the visiting goal after a long injury lay-off, and he kept out Ronaldo a couple of times early on. Diego López tipped a header by Dani Parejo on to the bar though, and with half time approaching he pushed another shot by Feghouli over the top, only for Mathieu to head in the resulting corner. Both keepers were in action soon after the interval to save from Isco, Keita, Di María and Ronaldo, but some six minutes in to the second half Sergio Ramos levelled the scores with a header from close up after Ronaldo headed back Di María’s cross, his fourth goal in three games. However Dani Parejo restored the lead soon afterwards, connecting with a deflected Feghouli cross to shoot low inside the far corner of the net, and Alves made important saves from Ronaldo as Madrid pushed forward looking to save something from the match. It looked as though they were heading for defeat though until the second minute of injury time, when Ronaldo stuck out a heel to push Di María’s cross inside the far post.