Don’t miss the full playback and exciting highlights of the Real Madrid vs Valencia match. The game kicks off at 20:00 (GMT) on 11th November 2023. Watch the clash at Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, officiated by the esteemed referee, José Sánchez. It’s a riveting showdown in Spain’s La Liga, Week 13 of the 2023/2024 season. Tune in for all the thrilling action!
Real Madrid vs Valencia Full Match Reports
continued their impressive unbeaten streak at the Santiago Bernabéu, stretching it to a remarkable 15 games across all competitions, with a dominant 5-1 victory over Valencia that narrowed the gap to LaLiga leaders Girona.
Real Madrid wasted no time in asserting their dominance, breaking the deadlock within three minutes of kick-off. Dani Carvajal showcased his shooting prowess by curling a magnificent strike into the net off the post from outside the box, courtesy of an exquisite long-range pass from Toni Kroos. Kroos himself came close to adding to the lead with a free-kick that rattled off the crossbar, as Los Merengues sought to further their advantage.
Valencia responded to the early setback by growing in confidence and creating opportunities of their own. Hugo Duro proved to be a threat, forcing Andriy Lunin to make two crucial saves early on and missing a golden opportunity with a free header from close range. Despite Valencia’s attempts to equalize, Real Madrid remained dangerous in attack, with Vinícius Júnior seeing his effort narrowly deflected wide by Gabriel Paulista. Just before halftime, Vinícius Júnior was rewarded for his impressive performance with a clever chested finish, redirecting Rodrygo’s cross into the corner of the net.
The second half started disastrously for Valencia as Real Madrid quickly added two goals within a minute. Vinícius Júnior secured his brace, slotting a low shot into the net from Rodrygo’s assist, taking advantage of Valencia’s passive defending. Rodrygo then capitalized on Giorgi Mamardashvili’s errant pass, calmly slotting the ball into the corner to further extend Real Madrid’s lead. With 40 minutes still remaining in the match, the outcome was all but decided, allowing the home side to ease off and preserve their energy. However, Rodrygo wasn’t finished yet, as he added a late goal, slipping the ball through Mamardashvili’s legs from inside the box.
Valencia managed to salvage a consolation goal through Hugo Duro late in the game, denying Real Madrid a sixth consecutive clean sheet at home. Nevertheless, the overall display by Real Madrid was highly impressive, particularly in the absence of star player Jude Bellingham. On the other hand, Valencia will be disappointed with their performance, especially considering their five-game unbeaten streak leading up to this match. The upcoming international break will provide Rubén Baraja and his team with an opportunity to regroup and prepare for their upcoming clash with Celta Vigo in two weeks’ time.
Rodrygo’s outstanding performance earned him the well-deserved Man of the Match award, highlighting his significant contributions to Real Madrid’s victory.