Real Madrid seem to be gaining momentum ahead of the knockout phase of the Champions League with a 2-0 win against Valencia on Sunday, again in sight of La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid

Valencia were also in the last 16 of the main European tournament last season, but Elined’s fall was exposed by Zinedine Zidane’s team strolling to victory at the Alfredo di Stefano stadium

Karim Benzema and Toni Kroos had two goals for Madrid at halftime, while left-back Ferland Mendy scored a third that was ruled out due to offside.This was Madrid’s comfort, Zidane was able to withdraw key players in the second half

There was certainly no prospect of a comeback from Valencia, which was flat and almost accepting a loss that leaves them just three points above the La Liga relegation zone

Most likely there will be three worse teams than Valencia at the end of the season, but the dismantling of the squad under owner Peter Lim has been far from a guarantee of survival

Madrid’s own title ambitions seemed over when they were beaten by Levante late last month, but three straight wins have since raised hopes of a comeback

Atletico are less than five points behind their city rivals after two games, and Diego Simeone’s side will have to put up with a significant slump before the title race opens

At least Real Madrid seem to be finding a rhythm and if La Liga turns out to be too far away they may be focusing more on the Champions League where they deliver so often when it counts

Atalanta will have a much tougher test for the past 16 years, and Zidane will be disappointed to see Dani Carvajal stomp off injured after just 25 minutes in his first second leg from a groin strain

After Sergio Ramos was also eliminated, Nacho Fernandez continued at the center-back while Eden Hazard’s recent absence gave Vinicius Junior a chance in the top three, with the Brazilian enjoying one of his better afternoons along with Benzema and resurgent Marco Asensio

If Hazard is in time for the first leg against Atalanta on Jan. Can recover February, Zidane will have to decide whether to throw the Belgian straight back into his lineup, with Vinicius now an obvious alternative

Valencia have never dealt with Madrid’s midfield three either The experienced duo of Kroos and Luka Modric did the job that convinced Zidane to stick to the faith for so long

It was Kroos’ first pass that Benzema passed in 12 Minute from the square The Frenchman cut his right foot and rolled around Gabriel Paulista and the long post

Madrid’s second goal was an excellent one Lucas Vazquez played well ahead of Asensio before continuing his run into the box Asensio fed Modric, who was retreating for the heaving Vazquez, with a rolled pass that allowed Kroos to clip into the corner

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