Full TimePosted at 90’+5′ Second Half ends, Valencia 1, Real Madrid 0.Post updateBookingPosted at 90’+5′ Carlos Soler (Valencia) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.Post updateBookingPosted at 90’+4′ Toni Kroos (Real Madrid) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.Post updateBookingPosted at 90’+1′ Yunus Musah (Valencia) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Diego Lopez’s late winner boosted Valencia’s bid for La Liga survival with a 1-0 victory over 10-man Real Madrid at the Mestalla. Lopez met Justin Kluivert’s cross-come-shot at the back post to tuck the winner past Thibaut Courtois. Earlier in the game, an incensed Vinicius Jr had tried to bring a Valencia supporter to the referee’s attention and was then sent off for violent conduct in added time. Victory moves Valencia up to 13th place in the La Liga table, five points clear of the relegation zone, while Madrid missed the chance to move above neighbours Atletico into second.
Vinicius was unmarked in the first half but could not direct his header on target from close range after Marco Asensio’s cross. The game was momentarily paused in the second half as the Brazil forward reacted angrily to an incident in the stands. He was fired up from that moment and was sent off for the first time in La Liga for his involvement in an altercation between both sets of players. Valencia goalkeeper Giorgi Mamardashvili produced two brilliant late saves to first deny Lucas Vasquez and then Toni Kroos from a free-kick as the hosts held on.