La Liga

  • Marco Asensio 10’
  • Marco Asensio 83’
  • 18’ Carlos Soler
  • 77’ Geoffrey Kondogbia
28/08/2017
Round 2
Santiago Bernabéu
Attendance 61,739

    Timeline

    • KICK OFF
    • 0'
      Thanks for joining our commentary this evening. Until next time, goodbye.
    • 0'
      Karim Benzema could have scored five goals this evening, but had one of those days in front of the net. Valencia could have also knicked the win, but their finishing was not lethal enough in front of goal. A point apiece is a fair result on the balance of play.
    • 0'
      Real Madrid salvage a point this evening as Marco Asensio's brace saved them from a plethora of missed opportunities against Valencia. The visitors were up for the challenge this evening and bounced back from Asensio's early strike as Carlos Soler equalised. In the second half Geoffrey Kondogbia han
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      FULL-TIME: REAL MADRID 2-2 VALENCIA
    • 0'
      The players are making their way back out for the second half, so we should be underway shortly.
    • 0'
      It's all square at the break between Real Madrid and Valencia at the Bernabeu. Marco Asensio put the home side ahead with a super strike from the edge of the box, but Marcelino's men responded with a fine team move to allow Carlos Soler to equalise. Karim Benzema has had openings to restore Real's a
    • 0'
      HALF-TIME: REAL MADRID 1-1 VALENCIA
    • 0'
      The LaLiga trophy from last season is being paraded around the Bernabeu, with the home side just receiving the title from last term this evening.
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      FLASHBACK: Real Madrid won this fixture last season late in the calendar. Cristiano Ronaldo put them ahead in the 27th minute, only for Daniel Parejo to equalise eight minutes from time. However, Marcelo won the game for his team with a late strike, producing a victory that was crucial in deciding t
    • 0'
      Jeison Murillo and Geoffrey Kondogbia make their debuts for Valencia this evening having arrived from Inter Milan. The latter replaces Joao Cancelo - who moved in the opposite direction - in the midfield, while Murillo slots into the back four. Ezequiel Garay, Gabriel and Nani are sidelined due to i
    • 0'
      Real are down the bare bones at centre-back this evening as Casemiro is forced to drop back to start alongside Nacho. Ramos' dismissal last week rules him out of contention, while Raphael Varane is out due to injury along with Jesus Vallejo. Marco Asensio comes into the team to replace the skipper,
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      Valencia subs: Domenech, Maksimovic, Medran, Santi Mina, Jimenez, Vidal, Gil.
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      VALENCIA (4-4-2): Neto, Montoya; Vezo, Murillo, Lato; Soler, Parejo, Kondogbia, Gaya; Rodrigo, Zaza.
    • 0'
      Real subs: Casilla, Hernandez, Vazquez, Llorente, Mayoral, Kovacic, Ceballos.
    • 0'
      REAL MADRID (4-3-3): Navas; Carvajal, Casemiro, Nacho, Marcelo; Kroos, Modric, Isco; Bale Benzema, Asensio.
    • 0'
      The team news has been announced and we'll start with the home side.
    • 0'
      Valencia also won on the opening day of the campaign, edging past Las Palmas at the Mestalla. Simone Zaza scored the only goal of the game to secure the victory and Marcelino will be hopeful his side can captailise on Real's defensive absences to gain another positive result this evening.
    • 0'
      Real were imperious in their LaLiga opener, defeating Deportivo La Coruna with ease on the road. Gareth Bale, Casemiro and Toni Kroos all found the back of the net as Los Blancos eased to the win, although the match ended on a low note as Sergio Ramos was dismissed.
    • 0'
      Good evening and welcome to the live commentary of the LaLiga clash between Real Madrid and Valencia at the Bernabeu.
    • 1'
      Benzema goes on an early run down the left flank, but his cross sails over Bale's head in the box.
    • 1'
      We're underway at the Bernabeu.
    • 2'
      PENALTY APPEAL! Vezo attempts to clear the danger in the box under pressure from Asensio and the ball strikes his arm as he miscontrols. However, the referee does not award the spot-kick.
    • 4'
      Navas has to race off his line to cut off a throughball for Zaza and he gets there comfortably ahead of the striker before feeding Marcelo.
    • 6'
      Rodrigo surges forward for the visitors, but as soon as he gets near the penalty area he gets crowded out and loses possession.
    • 7'
      Bale and Carvajal combine down the right and Los Blancos win a corner down that Kroos will take.
    • 8'
      Kroos lifts the ball to the near post, but Murillo clears with ease and the visitors are able to break back at Real.
    • 9'
      Valencia get men forward into the box but the supply from the wide area from Zaza is charged down and Zidane's men bring the ball away.
    • 10'
      G Marco Asensio
    • 10'
      GOALLLLL!!!!! ASENSIO STRIKES! Out of nothing Real take the lead. A misplaced pass from the visitors is seized upon by the Spaniard. He surges towards the edge of the box before cutting back on his left foot and bending his effort into the bottom corner. Neto has no chance as Asensio picks out the c
    • 12'
      An air of anticipation builds as Asensio collects on the edge of the box, but this time he has his back to goal and can only offload to Marcelo.
    • 13'
      Modric attempts a cross-field pass to Marcelo, but not even he can pick out the Brazilian on the flank, sending the ball just of play.
    • 15'
      Real are controling the pace with ease in the early stages of the contest, with the visitors struggling to keep them contained inside their own half.
    • 16'
      Valencia have room for a counter down the left, but Gaya mistimes his run down the flank and is caught offside.
    • 17'
      Benzema sends the ball out wide first time to Asensio and he continues his run into the box. The midfielder whips the cross to the back post, but it has just too much height for Benzema to head at goal.
    • 18'
      G Carlos Soler
    • 18'
      Lato raids well down the left before putting in a precise cross that is converted by Soler.
    • 18'
      GOALLLLL!!!! VALENCIA EQUALISE! The visitors are back in the game as Soler converts from close range. Valencia moved the ball well down the flank as Gaya released Lato. The left-back fired a low ball across the face of goal and no-one picked up the run of Soler, who rolled his effort into the bottom
    • 21'
      WIDE! Benzema and Bale link up inside the box and the Welshman returns the ball to the forward. The Frenchman strikes on his left foot from the left inside channel, but he can only slam the ball into the side-netting.
    • 23'
      WIDE! Modric goes for the drive from 30 yards as he is unchallenged, and his effort takes a deflection before heading narrowly wide of the post.
    • 25'
      Parejo sends a decent cross into the box from the right and Benzema has to act at the near post to send the ball behind for a Valencia corner.
    • 26'
      From the resulting corner, Real clear their lines, although Nacho hauls down Vezo in the box. The referee does not see the incident and Soler's lofted pass back into the box just soars over the head of Rodrigo.
    • 28'
      Marcelo releases Modric down the left flank and the midfielder sends a low cross into the box, but Neto gathers with ease at his near post.
    • 30'
      It has been an end-to-end match thus far and Zidane will not be impressed by his side's lack of control of the game. Valencia have been dangerous when in possession.
    • 31'
      Isco weaves his way down the left flank, but his cross at the byline is diverted behind by Montoya for a corner.
    • 32'
      OVER! Asensio rolls the ball inside for Marcelo's run into the box, but the Brazilian hammers his effort inches over the bar. Neto is furious with his defence for allowing that strike.
    • 35'
      Gaya has a run at Carvajal down the left flank and he wins a corner off the legs of the Real full-back. Parejo will take the set-piece.
    • 36'
      CHANCE! Parejo sends the corner down the throat of Navas and he claims with ease. Zaza stops his attempt to clear quickly, but the ball gets away to Benzema. The Frenchman races upfield and breaks to the edge of the box before shooting. His strike heads for the bottom corner before Neto turns it pas
    • 37'
      OFFSIDE! Benzema rises above Murillo in the box to head Isco's cross towards goal. It clatters off the post, but the offside flag is raised anyway.
    • 38'
      Murillo gets ahead of Benzema to stop him reaching Asensio's cross from the right. The Frenchman has been a thorn in the side of the visitors this evening.
    • 41'
      Lato has to be aware at the back as Neto leaves a long ball forward for Isco to collect. The Spaniard cuts back on his right foot, but before he can shoot the Valencia left-back makes the challenge.
    • 42'
      Casemiro does not look to be relishing his role at the back. He jumps into an aerial challenge with Zaza and just does enough to clear the danger by winning a free-kick.
    • 43'
      MISS! Real should be ahead as Benzema misses a sitter. Marcelo releases Bale down the left flank and the Welshman puts the ball in a perfect spot for Benzema. However, with only a touch needed, the forward blazes his effort over the bar from six yards.
    • 45'
      SI Mateo Kovacic SO Isco
    • 45'
      The referee ends the first half.
    • 45'
      WIDE! Kroos angles a cross into the box from the right flank and Benzema rises unmarked to head at goal. However, once again he fails to hit target, placing his header wide of the post.
    • 46'
      Isco is withdrawn at the break for Kovacic.
    • 46'
      We're back underway at the Bernabeu.
    • 48'
      Zaza goes on the surge through the middle of the Real backline, but his progress is stopped by a fine tackle from Casemiro.
    • 49'
      YC Martín Montoya
    • 49'
      Montoya goes into the book for a foul on Marcelo.
    • 50'
      PENALTY SHOUT! Gaya raids forward down the left and cuts back inside, but he gets held by Casemiro before going down. He wants a penalty, but the referee dismisses his claim.
    • 51'
      SAVE! Real move the ball from left to right before Kovacic drills the ball towards the bottom corner. His effort bounces awkwardly in front of Neto, but the keeper turns the ball past the post.
    • 52'
      Marcelo weaves his way past Montoya and goes for a low cross into the box, but Vezo is there to divert the ball out for a corner.
    • 53'
      YC Nacho
    • 53'
      Nacho clatters into the back of Zaza and earns a booking despite his pleas to the referee.
    • 53'
      CHANCE! Benzema misses another opening as Marcelo swings the ball in from the left, but the Frenchman cannot make contact in the six-yard box.
    • 55'
      OVER! Modric makes a late run into the box and latches on to Carvajal's lofted pass. He controls the ball and fires on the volley, but can only blast his effort over the bar.
    • 56'
      WIDE! Asensio collects in the right inside channel and tries to bend his left foot around another effort, but on this occasion he fails to hit the target.
    • 58'
      Real break on the counter and Bale collects on the right and cuts inside to shoot, but his effort is deflected over the bar.
    • 59'
      Soler wipes out Kroos on the left flank and he gives away a free-kick in a dangerous position. The German will take the set-piece.
    • 61'
      YC Casemiro
    • 61'
      Casemiro brings down Soler and goes into the book. The Brazilian himself goes down clutching his face when he barely grazed by the Valencia midfielder. He demands treatment on the pitch and therefore is forced to leave the field. Very odd behaviour.
    • 62'
      Kondogbia is spared the indignity of missing the target from six yards with a free header by the knowledge that his effort would not have counted anyway. Zaza ahead of him committed a foul against Nacho.
    • 64'
      Rodrigo goes for the spectacular from distance, but can only hammer his effort well wide of the target.
    • 66'
      YC Daniel Parejo
    • 66'
      Parejo goes into the book for a loose challenge on Kroos.
    • 66'
      WIDE! Marcelo lifts a pinpoint cross to the back post for Bale to attack, but the Welshman heads his effort into the ground and over the bar.
    • 67'
      SAVE! Modric creates room for a strike 25 yards from goal and he powers his effort towards the bottom corner, but Neto gets down to turn the ball past the post.
    • 69'
      Rodrigo is played into space down the left and he can fire the ball across the face of goal for Zaza. However, he pulls the ball back and tries to weave his way past three challenges before being crowded out.
    • 71'
      OVER! Zaza latches on to a cross from Soler from the right, but he cannot direct his header on target, sending his effort over the bar. Wasteful from the Italian.
    • 72'
      YC Daniel Carvajal
    • 72'
      Carvajal gives away a free-kick in a dangerous position and goes into the book for a foul on Gaya.
    • 73'
      SAVE! Navas keeps Real level as he denies Parejo with a brilliant save from his free-kick. The Valencia skipper bent his effort over the wall with power towards the top corner, but the Madrid keeper reacted to turn the ball over the bar.
    • 74'
      SI Lucas Vázquez SO Gareth Bale
    • 74'
      Not a good night for Bale as is replaced by Vazquez.
    • 75'
      SI Nacho Vidal SO Martín Montoya
    • 75'
      Montoya makes way for Vidal.
    • 76'
      Rodrigo probes down the left flank and wins a corner as Nacho diverts his low cross behind at the near post.
    • 77'
      G Geoffrey Kondogbia
    • 77'
      Rodrigo has worked extremely hard this evening and he twists his man to send the ball back to Kondogbia, who finds the bottom corner.
    • 77'
      GOALLLLLLLL!!!! KONDOGBIA HANDS VALENCIA THE LEAD! A debut goal for the Frenchman as he latches on to Rodrigo's pass and slots his effort past Navas into the bottom corner. He showed great composure to find the net as the penalty area was crowded. A reward for Valencia's hard work this evening, with
    • 79'
      Vazquez sends the ball to the near post for Carvajal's run and he smashes the ball towards the near post from a tight angle, but Neto makes the block with his legs.
    • 81'
      YC Rodrigo Moreno
    • 81'
      Rodrigo goes into the book for his foul.
    • 81'
      Rodrigo brings down Kovacic right on the edge of the box with his trailing leg. That could be a big mistake from the forward.
    • 83'
      G Marco Asensio
    • 83'
      SI Nacho Gil SO Toni Lato
    • 83'
      Gil replaces Lato for the visitors.
    • 83'
      GOALLLLL!!! ASENSIO TO THE RESCUE! Real are level as Asensio notches his second goal of the game. He bends his effort round the wall and into the bottom corner. There have to be questions of the Valencia wall and Neto's positioning, but it was still a sweet strike from the Spaniard.
    • 84'
      SI Borja Mayoral SO Toni Kroos
    • 84'
      YC Carlos Soler
    • 84'
      Soler brings down Kovacic and goes into the book.
    • 84'
      Mayoral replaces Kroos for the home side.
    • 86'
      Casemiro latches on to a cross at the back post and lofts the ball back across the face of goal, but there's no white shirt there to capitalise.
    • 87'
      Asensio bursts down the left flank and fires a low ball towards the near post, but Benzema hooks his shot on the slide wide of the target.
    • 88'
      SI Santi Mina SO Rodrigo Moreno
    • 88'
      Santi Mina replaces Rodrigo for the visitors.
    • 88'
      CHANCE! Benzema misses a glorious chance to snatch the three points for his side, but he skews his effort past the post. Carvajal cut the ball back for Asensio to strike, but his shot was blocked. The Frenchman pounced on the rebound, but from 12 yards sidefooted his strike wide of the target.
    • 90'
      There will be four minutes of added time.
    • 90'
      PENALTY SHOUT! Marcelo tries to beat three Valencia players in the box and goes down, but the referee is having none of his appeals for a spot-kick.
    • 92'
      YC Simone Zaza
    • 92'
      Zaza goes into the book for a foul on Casemiro.
    • 92'
      OFF THE POST! Benzema can not score today. This time he is denied by a brilliant save from Neto as he claws his headed effort away from goal and onto the post after the Frenchman latched on to Carvajal's cross from the right.
    • 94'
      PENALTY SHOUT! Valencia break as Santi Mina releases Zaza through the middle and the Italian displays quick feet to weave past three players in the box. He goes down under Casemiro's challenge, but the referee denies his claim for a penalty.
    • 95'
      The referee ends the contest.
    • FULL TIME

    Line Up

    ACTIVE
    Defender
    spain
    Daniel Carvajal
    2
    Defender
    spain
    Nacho
    6
    Defender
    brazil
    Marcelo
    12
    Midfielder
    croatia
    Luka Modric
    10
    Midfielder
    brazil
    Casemiro
    14
    Midfielder
    spain
    Lucas Vázquez
    17
    74'Substituted
    Attacker
    france
    Karim Benzema
    9
    Attacker
    spain
    Marco Asensio
    11
    Midfielder
    central african republic
    Geoffrey Kondogbia
    6
    Midfielder
    spain
    Carlos Soler
    8

    SUBSTITUTES

    Midfielder
    germany
    Toni Kroos
    8
    84'Substituted
    Midfielder
    spain
    Isco
    22
    45'Substituted
    Goalkeeper
    spain
    Jaume Doménech
    1
    Defender
    spain
    Toni Lato
    3
    83'Substituted

    MANAGERS

    france
    Zinedine Zidane
    spain
    Javier Gracia

    Statistics

    OVERVIEW

    Possession 0% 0%
    Effective Chances 0 0
    Shots on Target 0 0
    Turnovers 0 0

    POSSESSION

    Passes 0 0
    Passing Accuracy 0% 0%
    Passing Accuracy in opponent’s half 0% 0%
    Crosses 0 0
    Crossing accuracy 0% 0%

    ATTACK

    Shots 0 0
    Shots outside the box 0 0
    Shots inside the box 0 0
    Shooting accuracy 0% 0%

    DEFENCE

    Tackles 0 0
    Effective Tackles 0% 0%
    Blocked Shots 0 0
    Clearances 0 0
    Saves 0 0

    DISCIPLINE

    Fouls Conceded 12 12
    Yellow Cards 3 5
    Red Cards 0 0
    Offsides 0 0

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