- Santiago Solari gets first league win as Real Madrid record a 2-0 win over Valladolid
- Los Blancos bounced back from a 5-1 El Clasico defeat to Barcelona at the Nou Camp
- Real Valladolid were unlucky as they were denied by brilliant Thibaut Courtois
Real Madrid with a stroke of fortune defeated Real Valladolid by 2-0 in an entertaining match played at the Bernabeu.
An own goal from Kiko Olivas in the 83rd minute and a Sergio Ramos 88th minute penalty was enough for Madrid to get the win.
Los Blancos started on a strong note as Karim Benzema's third minute low shot went agonizingly wide after a perfect through ball from Asensio.
Valladolid nearly took the lead in the 33rd minute as Leonardo Suarez missed a glorious opportunity when faced one-on-one with Thibaut Courtois, but his chip went too high.
Minutes later, Tony Villa found himself free in the Madrid box but his shot was deflected wide for a corner kick to the visitors.
Gareth Bale was also gifted a free header but a Valladolid pressured the Welshman as he headed the ball wide.
When the half time whistle was blown, fans at the Bernabeu booed the players for their lackluster performance on the night.
The second half was more better from the Solari's men as his side showed more urgency early in the period.
Benzema was again denied with a vital block from a Valladolid defender after Sergio Reguilon beautifully cuts the ball back for the Frenchman.
At the other end, Villa had two chances in the space of a minute as his deflected shot completely beat Courtois but not the crossbar.
The Belgian shot-stopper also reacted quickly to Villa's sliding shot as he went down to get a left hand to the ball.
The Valladolid midfielder, Villa, again released a shot from 25-yards and was unlucky as the ball hit the crossbar in the 66th minute.
The match became anybody's game as Sergio Gonzalez's side were likelier of the two sides to get a goal.
And with eight minutes to go, substitute Vinicius Junior, scored from a bizzare fashion as his intended cross deflected off Kiko Olivas and the keeper also got a hand to it but the ball crossed the line to make it 1-0.
Real Madrid were awarded a penalty as Benzema wrong-footed Fernando Calero as Sergio Ramos in the cheekiest of fashion made it 2-0.
Real finally got their first win in six La Liga matches after labouring for three vital points over Valladolid.
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