Real Valladolid vs Real Madrid: Nacho scores as Los Blancos win 1-0

Real Valladolid vs Real Madrid: Nacho scores as Los Blancos win 1-0

- Real Valladolid vs Real Madrid saw Los Blancos move to top of the league following a 1-0 win

- Nacho Fernadez's 72nd minute header made the difference as Real had all three points in the bag

- Barcelona dropped points and moved to second at Valencia following their 0-2 loss at the Estadio Mestalla

Real Valladolid vs Real Madrid ended 1-0 in favour of Zinedine Zidane's side moved to top of La Liga.

Nacho Fernandez scored the only goal of the match as Los Blancos managed to take away all three points at the Jose Zorrilla Stadium.

Joaquin Fernandez should have been sent off early in the match after launching a crunching tackle on Rodrygo. The Brazilian was lucky to continue playing in the match.

Few minutes later, Carlos Casemiro thought he has put Madrid ahead after heading a cross from a set piece but the VAR adjudged the Brazilian to have been marginally offside.

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Valladolid also had their moment in the match from a corner kick as Thibaut Courtois palmed away Michel Herrero's direct effort.

The first chance of the second half fell to Rodrygo but Jordi Masip was equal to the task as he made a fine save.

Twelve minutes from time, a cross from Toni Kroos found Nacho in the boss who headed home to give Los Merengues the lead in the 72nd minute.

Valladolid were in search for an equalizer but Ferland Mendy made a vital block from Oscar Plano attempt on goal to keep the score in favour of Real.

And it finished with Los Blancos taking all three points and moved ahead of Barcelona on the La Liga table with three points.

Zidane's side will host Diego Simone's Atletico Madrid while Lionel Messi and and teammates will seek revenge against Levante.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Maxi Gomez bagged a second half brace to condemn La Blaugrana to their fourth defeat in La Liga.

The home side were far the better team in the first half as La Blaugrana barely had a shot on target that troubled the goalkeeper.

The home side were far the better team in the first half as La Blaugrana barely had a shot on target that troubled the goalkeeper.

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Source: Legit Newspaper

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