Two fantastic late goals from Marco Asensio and Karim Benzema sealed a vital 3-0 Real Madrid win at home to Valencia.

Zinedine Zidane’s side have reestablished their two point gap behind the La Liga leaders Barcelona, with Asensio and Benzema both netting goal of the season contenders.

The hosts created plenty of early chances at the Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano, with Eden Hazard and Toni Kroos forcing saves from Jasper Cillessen.

However, Los Blancos were fortunate not to go behind at the break, as Rodrigo Moreno’s goal was controversially ruled out by VAR on 32 minutes.

That incident turned the game in Real Madrid’s favour, as Benzema edged them in front, with his first of the night, on the hour. mark

The French international kept his cool inside the box to tuck home Hazard’s squared pass.

With Valencia forced to push for a late equaliser, Zidane’s side stayed patient and sealed the game in the closing 15 minutes.

 

But the Spanish international’s comeback finish was outshone with four minutes to go, as Benzema netted his 16th La Liga goal of the season.

But the Spanish international’s comeback finish was outshone with four minutes to go, as Benzema netted his 16th La Liga goal of the season.

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The Frenchman cheekily flicked Asensio’s clipped cross over Hugo Guillamon, before powering a fantastic volley beyond Cillessen.

Valencia frustrations boiled over in added time, as substitute Kang-In Lee saw red for kicking Sergio Ramos, but Real Madrid will be confident of having sent a title warning to Barcelona.

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