First Division - Day 2

Real Madrid 2 – Valencia 2

Madrid: Keylor Navas; Dani Carvajal, Nacho, Casemiro, Marcelo; Modric, (Marcos Llorente ’), Kroos (Borja Mayoral 84’); Isco (Kovacic 46’); Bale (Lucas Vázquez 74’), Benzema, Marco Asensio. 4-3-3.
Valencia: Neto; Montoya (Nacho Vidal 75’), Rubén Vezo, Murillo, Toni Lato (Nacho Gil 84’); Carlos Soler, Kondogbia, Dani Parejo, Gayà; Rodrigo (Santi Mina 88’), Zaza. 4-4-2.

1-0. 10. Asensio. Intercepted Rodrigo clearance and ran on to shoot past Neto.
1-1. 18. Carlos Soler. Got on the end of Toni Lato cross to turn ball past Navas.
1-2. 76. Kondogbia. Steered shot wide of keeper after Rodrigo laid ball back.
2-2. 83. Asensio. Curled free kick round defensive wall inside Neto’s far post.

Yellow cards: Montoya 49’, Nacho 53’, Casemiro 61’, Dani Parejo 66’, Dani Carvajal 72’, Rodrigo 81’, Carlos Soler 84’, Zaza 92’.

Real Madrid dropped points in the last match on Sunday after they were held to a 2-2 draw by Valencia, and Zidane’s side end the weekend down in fifth spot. Marco Asensio fired the locals in front in the tenth minute after intercepting a poor pass from Rodrigo, but Carlos Soler made it all square a few minutes later after Gayà and Toni Lato combined to set him up. Benzema in particular wasted several chances to restore the lead, and with a quarter of an hour to go new signing Kondogbia put the Ches ahead after Rodrigo laid the ball back. Asensio got his second of the night however with a direct free kick, and only a great save by Neto prevented Benzema from winning it in the end.