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LaLiga: Real Madrid 2:0 Valencia – coverage, line-ups, forecast and Live Commentary

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Solari can start the clash with the unchanged starting line-up after the incredible UCL win at Roma on Tuesday.

Dani Ceballos and Marco Asensio dropped out of the team in the middle of the week, and the Spanish duo are expected to be content with a place among the substitutes on Saturday, though Asensio may have more luck and trust of the manager.

Marcelino must decide whether to keep two men in the attack, with one of Rodrigo Moreno or Mina at risk of dropping out from starters if the Valencia boss opts for a more defensive-minded formation.

Carlos Soler’s position in the first eleven is also doubtful, but changes are likely to be kept to a minimum despite the defeat by Juventus in the midweek.

Prediction: 1:1

(Reporting by Denys Glushko, editing by Ponomarenko Valeriia)

Live commentary by Denys Glushko:


90+ 2′ Carvajal does well to block Gaya’s cross.  

90+1′  Llorente gives away a free-kick in the centre.

90′ There are three minutes of added time. 

87′  Real Madrid are comfortably controlling the ball in the midfield.

83′ GOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAL! Lucas Vázquezzzzzzzzzzzzz! Valencia missed a few passes near their box, after what Los Blancos’ counter-attack ended by his direct shot! 2:0 

80′ Substitution from the hosts’ side: Daniel Ceballos out, Isco in. It’s interesting. 

77′ Offside by Batshuayi, it was so nervous time for Solari’s defense. 

74′ Llorente is clear down Madrid’s right flank and passes across the box to Asensio. But, Sergio’s shot was blocked by Piccini. 

73′ Batshuayi will try to change the situation and score a goal for his team. So, he comes in, but Kevin Gameiro will have a rest. Last replacement for the Bats. 

72′ Substitution: Kevin Gameiro out, Michy Batshuayi in.

72′ Substitution by Solari: Luka Modrić went on the bench, Santiago Valverde in. It’s a kind of strange substitution. 

71′ Yellow card for Daniel Ceballos.

69′ Another one replacement! Kondogbia is brought on for Coquelin.

68′ Substitution from Valencia: Daniel Wass out, Cristiano Piccini in.

65′  Coquelin flicks a free-kick, but unfortunately over the bar.

63′ Yes, it’s true! Substitution: Gareth Bale out, while Marco Asensio in

61′ Real will make a sub. 

59′ Carvajal was caught offside on the right flank.

56′ The battle started to be open in the last few minutes.

54′ Bale and Modric were in the middle but against all 4 defenders. 

52′ Goooood mommeeent! Mino was near the ball and won the battle with Ramos, but didn’t use the moment. 

49′ Benzema passed to Vazquez, but it went out of the game. 

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48′ Another piece of stats. Real are controlling the ball. Possession: 65% vs 35%.

46′ 2nd half! Without any replacements. 

45′ 0 minutes added. HALF-TIME. 1:0

44′ Valencia are keeping the ball near the box. But, the hosts catched it. 

43′ Good movement by Luka Modric, but his teammates didn’t help the Croat. 

41′ Stats: Real committed two times more passes than Valencia: 384 vs 176. 

38′ Benzema’s shot went over the bar. So, Real try to double their lead.  

36′ Los Galacticos are meeting very high and force their rivals to play the ball back to the keeper. 

34′ Reguilon near guests’ box beat Wass and won a free-kick. 

31′ Parejo’s effort from 25 meters is saved by Courtois. 

29′ Benzema complains to the referee cause rival’s performer took his jersey. 

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27′ No moments by the guests near Tibo’s target. 

25′ Los Blancos have showed 63% possession so far, and completed 92% of their passes.

23′ Modric took a free-kick from the right flank. Keeper noticed it. 

21′ Gameiro threw the ball away from his penalty area.

19′ 3rd yellow card for the Bats! José Gayá got it. It seems like the guests will probably end the game without full squad. 

16′ Ceballos cannot take the ball under control and Valencia get the ball.

13′ A few good passes from the hosts ended when Bale tried to send a cross for Benzema. 

11′ Carlos Soler got the 2nd Valencia’s yellow card. 

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8′ GGGGGGGGGGOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAALLLLLL!  Own goal by Daniel Wass. Dani Carvajal is very active for the first 10 minutes and was very helpful in the moment. Wass sticks it into his own net when he tried to take the ball. 1:0

6′ Gabriel Paulista from Valencia goes into the referee’s book. Yellow light.

4′ Dangerous game by Carvajal in Real’s half of the field.

2′ The guests are trying to find their 1st moment.

0′ Both squads are on the field. So, let’s start!

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Real Madrid published their starting line-up for the upcoming match against Valencia in LaLiga.

Real Madrid starting XI: Thibaut Courtois; Daniel Carvajal, Raphael Varane, Sergio Ramos, Sergio Reguilon; Luka Modric, Marcos Llorente, Dani Ceballos; Lucas Vazquez, Karim Benzema, Gareth Bale.

Valencia starting XI: Neto; Daniel Wass, Ezequiel Garay, Gabriel, Jose Gaya; Carlos Soler, Daniel Parejo, Francis Coquelin, Goncalo Guedes; Santi Mina, Kevin Gameiro.

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