Vinicius Junior and Real Madrid snatch a draw in Valencia


By: Manu Tournoux

Very intense match at the Mestalla! This Saturday evening as part of the 27th day of the Spanish championship, FC Valencia made Real Madrid falter but ultimately conceded the draw with a score of 2 goals everywhere.

Hugo Duro (27th) and Roman Yaremchuk (30th) found the net for Valencia in the first period.

Opposite, Vinicius reduced the score at the end of the first period (45+5), before putting his team back on track at the end of the match (76th).

A draw which allows Casa Blanca to continue its series of 8 matches without defeat in all competitions. Carlo Ancelotti’s players remain at the top of the standings with a provisional 7 point lead over runner-up Girona who are traveling to Mallorca.

On the other hand, given the nature of the match, this result does not suit Blanquinegros who lose two points. Dimitri Foulquier’s partners remain in 9th place with 37 points on the clock.

Enterprising Valencia, a realistic Real Madrid

From the start of the game, Ruben Baraja’s men showed their intentions: offensive play, intense pressing and aggressiveness in the duels to prevent the Madrilenians from developing their game. A profitable tactic which allowed them to strike twice in quick succession with goals from Duro and Yaremchuk.

However, despite numerous situations, Les Ches will not succeed in making the break by scoring this famous third goal which could have put them away. Vinicius gave his team hope at the end of the first period before turning the match around at the end of the match by sending a header into Giorgi Mamardashvili’s cage.

In the final minutes of the game (90+7), the capital’s players believe they are ahead on the scoreboard. Brahim Diaz sends a cross into the area for Jude Bellingham who heads it back.

However, the referee whistled the end of the match just before the Moroccan new international’s cross. A decision which led to tension at the final whistle between the two teams.

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