Alejandro Moreno is not overly optimistic about Real Madrid’s chances to catch Atletico Madrid in the league (0:41)

Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro made up for the lack of two free header games by eventually nodding in the only goal as his side scored a hard-fought 1-0 away win against Real Valladolid on Saturday, three points ahead of the La leaders Liga, Atletico Madrid, lay

The Brazilian missed the goal in both halves, but took advantage of the moment with his third chance and headed a free kick from Toni Kroos to free his exhausted team in the 65 To give the lead minute of a cage game

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The champions were without top scorer Karim Benzema and eight other players due to injury, but did just enough to score a fourth straight win and take advantage of Atletico’s 2-0 home defeat by Levante on Saturday

Real remain in second place but reached 52 points after 24 games, with Atletico leading the table to 55 with one game in hand. Barcelona, ​​who play at home against Cadiz on Sunday, are on the with 46 points third place Valladolid is now 19

“You always have to be in the right area to get a shot, and I had three chances and scored with the third. But Toni should pay tribute, he always makes good crosses and he practically took them in my hand”, said match winner Casemiro

Real coach Zinedine Zidane added: “I’m really excited about the players, we came here with a lot of setbacks. Many factors combined in a difficult game against us and with all the players we missed, we had to really struggle to win “

Valladolid started game 2 without a league win since January but they made the better start and immediately had two chances to take an early lead, but neither Fabian Orellana nor Saidy Janko could beat Real Keeper Thibaut Courtois

The struggling hosts had a weak penalty in the first half but Casemiro blocked Kike Perez, while striker Shon Weissman suffered a fall from a nacho tackle in the second half when his side left the game behind

Casemiro’s headstrong header from close range was Real’s only notable attempt in the first half, while striker Mariano Diaz ruled out two offside goals

The Brazilian missed again shortly after the break but Valladolid could have taken the lead when Real defender Ferland Mendy sent the ball at Orellana’s feet but the Chilean failed to get his shot past Courtois again

“We know we all matter. Courtois is a great goalkeeper, but it is not right to talk about just one player”

Real are turning their attention to the Champions League with a round of 16 against Atalanta on Wednesday March Real Sociedad will be played on 7 March they face a possible title showdown against Atletico

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World news – USA – Real Valladolid v Real Madrid – football match report – 20 February 2021 – ESPN

Source: https://www.espn.com/soccer/report?gameId=581970