VLD
RMD
94'
FULL TIME: Real Valladolid 1-1 Real Madrid
93'
It looks like it could be over for Real Madrid. Valladolid win a freekick and are taking their time about it.
92'
Real Madrid keep coming forward, with every player besides Nacho flooding into the opposition penalty area. Marcelo sees a shot blocked on the edge of the box. But Los Blancos keep coming!
91'
Four minutes of stoppage time to be played.
Real Valladolid Yellow card

Valladolid

Real Madrid

Real Valladolid Yellow card

Valladolid

Real Madrid

90'
Inches past the post! Alonso floats a freekick to the back post, with Pepe heading the ball back across goal. But it hits Ramos, who knew very little about it, and bounces just past the post.
89'
 
YELLOW CARD: Stefan Mitrovic (Real Valladolid)
Real Valladolid Yellow card

Valladolid

Real Madrid

88'
This is relentless stuff! Real Madrid are piling forward to find a goal but they're getting caught out on the break when Valladolid win the ball.
87'
Oh my goodness! Valladolid have a three-on-on situation on the counter attack, but Bergdich sees his pass through to Larsson intercepted by Pepe. That was the chance to take all three points.
86'
Real Madrid have five minutes or so to keep themselves in the title race. They need to find a goal to keep the pressure on Atletico Madrid!
85'
 
GOAL! Valladolid 1 (85 mins - Javi Guerra) Real Madrid 1. Huge goal that has ramifications at both ends of the table! Guerra stooped to get his head on a corner kick delivery and Real's title charge is in tatters!
Real Valladolid Goal

Header - Bottom Left

84'
Larsson works a good position just inside the Real Madrid penalty area and clips a ball into the six yard box, but Ramos is on hand to clear with aplomb.
83'
Ronaldo is on his feet at the bench, yelling instructions to his teammates. He doesn't look like someone who is overly worried by the injury he sustained earlier in the game. But he's certainly worried about his team's result!
82'
Valladolid are gifted possession deep in Real Madrid territory, with Illarramendi strangely trying to play the ball back to his keeper. All he succeeds in doing is give the opposition a throw-in at the byline.
Real Valladolid Substitution
81'
 
Real Valladolid sub: Victor Perez OFF, Javier Baraja ON.
80'
 
YELLOW CARD: Pepe (Real Madrid)
79'
Real Madrid look a bit untidy at the moment. Dare I say it, but they also look slightly unorganised. I'm not sure what their shape is at the moment, and the players don't look certain either.
78'
Well that's more of an interesting change from Ancelotti. He's put on Marcelon, but kept Coentrao on the pitch. Will the Brazilian now play on the left wing? What's the reason for that change?
77'
 
Real Madrid sub: Karim Benzema OFF, Marcelo ON.
Real Madrid Substitution
76'
Indeed, Ancelotti takes off an attacking minded player (Isco) and puts on someone who will take control in the centre of midfield (Illaramendi). Or at least that's the plan. Real Madrid are still holding on.
Real Madrid Yellow card

Valladolid

Real Madrid

75'
 
YELLOW CARD: Asier Illarramendi (Real Madrid)
74'
 
Real Madrid sub: Isco OFF, Asier Illarramendi ON.
73'
 
Real Valladolid sub: Jeffren Suarez OFF, Humberto Osario ON.
Real Valladolid Substitution
Real Madrid Substitution
72'
Benzema wriggles through several Valladolid tackles, bundling his way into the penalty area. But just when he reaches the last man, he is robbed of the ball, with the referee waving away his spot kick claims.
71'
Di Maria chips a pass through to Morata, but in trying to turn he stands on the ball and Mitrovic can come away with it. Valladolid are pressing hard.
70'
It looks like Ancelotti could be about to throw on Illarramendi, presumably to try and wrestle back some control in the centre of midfield. Who saw this fightback from Valladolid coming? Not me.
69'
The noise inside the stadium is growing louder and louder. If the home side can find a goal it will explode in celebration. The momentum is building for Valladolid. Can Real Madrid hold out?
68'
Good chance for Real Madrid! Isco plays through Morata down the left channel and takes his shot early across the face of goal. But it needs more conviction and Jaime gets down to save with relative ease.
67'
The home side are scrapping for their lives here! This game means a lot to them as well, and at the moment they have second place Real Madrid pinned back in their own half.
65'
Inches wide for Valladolid! Jeffren puts a wonderful left-footed cross into the box for Guerra, with the striker glancing his header just past the post. That was so close. Casillas was beaten. Real are on the ropes here!
64'
That was the chance! Real Madrid get pulled to the right and leave Pena with acres of space down the left. The ball comes to the fullback, who drives at the byline. But he gets caught in two minds, and blasts his pass over the bar! Composure.
Real Valladolid Substitution
63'
 
Real Valladolid sub: Oscar Gonzalez OFF, Daniel Larsson ON.
62'
In a strange reversal of roles, Real Madrid can't get out their half! Valladolid have dominated the last five minutes or so, but can they create a decent goalscoring opportunity?
61'
Valladolid are just starting to grow in confidence here and are knocking at the door. A draw would be enough to take them out of the bottom three, so they're obviously desperate for a goal of their own!
Real Madrid Yellow card

Valladolid

Real Madrid

60'
Looks like both sides could be preparing to make a few changes.
59'
Bergdich gets a chance to stretch his legs down the left side, testing Nacho, but his cross into the box doesn't stick on Guerra, and the ball runs out of play. Terrible poor touch from the striker.
57'
Modric tries to test Jaime with a shot from 25 yards but he gets his balance all wrong and the Valladolid keeper watches as the ball sails well over the bar. The Croatian's shooting has been poor tonight.
56'
Oscar picks out Guerra with a fantastic threaded pass, but Ramos comes across to make the tackle and put it behind for a corner kick, which eventually comes to nothing. Positive signs for Valladolid though.
55'
Decent chance for Benzema at the back post, but the angle is a bit too tight for the Real Madrid striker and he puts his stabbed shot over the bar. He was just trying to get it on target.
54'
Real Madrid are calming down the pace of the game now, with Pepe and Ramos taking their time to pass the ball around the back. Ancelotti is on the touchline overseeing his players. He looks content with things.

Ronaldo takes place on Madrid bench for start of second half, no sign of huge bandage or him limping or anything.

52'
The home side come forward with a bit more authority, with Bergdich this time putting the ball into the box. However, Guerra can't take it on his chest and Pepe clears the danger under no pressure.
51'
Isco is dropping deeper and deeper in an attempt to find the ball alongside Alonso and Modric. Maybe he's playing in that more defensive position we say him used in against Bayern Munich?
50'
Pena crosses the ball into the box, but his crossing form from earlier in the game deserts him, and the pass drifts way too long and behind for a goal kick.
49'
Casillas has had very little to deal with so far this evening, and that will be a big positive for Real Madrid. They haven't exactly blown their opposition away, but Valladolid have caused them very few problems.
48'
Di Maria intercepts the ball inside the Valladolid half and tries to thread through Morata on goal, but Valiente comes across to make the challenge and concede the corner kick.
47'
I just wonder how long Ancelotti will stick with Benzema for. The French striker is without a goal in his last six league games. That is a bit of a worry for Real Madrid. Could Jese come on at some point?
46'
So can Valladolid cause Los Blancos problems in the second half? They have scored just three goals in their last six games. Ancelotti should have too much to worry about. You would think, anyway.
46'
HALF TIME: Real Valladolid 0-1 Real Madrid
45'
The second half is under way!
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What did you make of the first half? Should Ancelotti change it at the break? Do Valladolid stand a chance of staging a comeback after the restart? Tweet me (@grahamruthven)!
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Real Madrid didn't start well, and the injury to Ronaldo is worrying for Los Blancos, but in a game they need to win, they are winning. Ramos has almost dragged his team into a lead, but they need to be better in the second half.
45'
One minute of stoppage time to be played.
44'
Big chance for Ramos to score AGAIN! The corner kick comes into the box from Modric on the right side, but the Real Madrid defender plants his header back across goal and just wide of the far post. Close!
43'
I'm not entirely sure what role Benzema is playing. With Morata on the pitch he isn't the focal point of the attack, but then he seems to be encroaching on Isco's space just behind the striker.
42'
As for the home side, what does Martinez do now? They also need a result. I'd suggest he should try and get his team to play more on the counter attack. Of course, easier said than done against Real.
41'
Now it's up to Modric and Alonso to calm this game down and make sure Real Madrid see out the result. They've lacked control in the centre of midfield so far, and they'll want to avoid a situation like Sunday, when they dropped points to Valencia.
40'
Isco drives at te Valladolid backline, but is eventually challenged. When the ball falls back to Di Maria he skews his poor shot well wide of the target.
39'
Just been told that Ramos actually has FIVE goals in his last four games. That's even more incredible that I thought! I've watched every game he's scored in as well. The Ramos goals are starting to merge together.
38'
So as it stands Real Madrid would pull themselves to within two points of Atletico Madrid at the top, with Barcelona dropping to third, three points behind Diego Simeone's side. It's all to play for!
37'
After scoring that goal Ramos celebrated by running to the bench and giving Ronaldo a hug. Did he also whisper 'thanks for getting injured so I could take the freekick' in his ear?
35'
 
GOAL! Valladolid 0 Real Madrid 1 (35 mins - Sergio Ramos). He's done it again! Ramos curls a freekick into the top corner, beyond the reach of Jaime in the opposition goal. That's his fourth goal in five games!
Real Madrid Goal

Right Footed - Top Left

34'
Isco, Morata and Benzema try to pick their way through a packed Valladolid defence, but it's all a bit too congested and the move breaks down.
33'
As well as Valldolid are keeping Real out at the back, they're not really doing much in the way of attacking. They're not really a counter attacking team, and in fact struggle for goals in general.
32'
Morata is trying his best, but you just get the feeling that he is lacking any kind of support up front. Benzema has done very little so far and needs to get involved in the game as quick as possible.
31'
Real Madrid win a freekick 25 yards out from goal, but with no Bale or Ronaldo it's up to Di Maria. But he shoots well over the bar. He was trying to guide it into the top corner. Difficult to do from that distance.
30'
Where was Benzema? Modric picks out a wonderful cross-field pass to set Morata through. The young striker takes it slightly wide but still manages to get a fantastic cross into the six-yard box. But Benzema is nowhere to be seen!

We need to talk about Pepe's hair. I've just about gotten over him having hair in the first place, but this...

28'
 
YELLOW CARD: Isco (Real Madrid)
27'
 
YELLOW CARD: Zakarya Bergdich (Real Valladolid)
Real Madrid Yellow card

Valladolid

Real Madrid

26'
Now Di Maria winds up a shot from about 25 yards out, but the ball zips just past the post. For a second, Jaime was worried about that!
Real Valladolid Yellow card

Valladolid

Real Madrid

25'
Decent opportunity for Ramos! Morata heads the ball back into the danger area after a deep corner kick delivery, but the defender can't quite direct the ball towards goal, with Jaime right on top of him.
24'
The problem Real Madrid are having is that so much pace has disappeared out their frontline with Ronaldo's injury and Bale's exclusion from the squad due to injury. It's almost as if they're unsure how to play without them.
22'
Real Madrid work a good crossing position on the left after a poor initial corner kick, but Di Maria plants the ball too close to the keeper, with Jaime collecting it with ease. Needed to be better than that.
21'
Di Maria started in a more central position, but with the withdrawal of Ronaldo early in the game, the Argentine winger has moved out to the right wing. Some might say he's not as effective out there.
20'
CORRECTION: It was Nacho who clashed heads with Berodich a few minutes ago. Of course, Dani Carvajal is not in the Real Madrid squad this evening.
19'
Modric has yet to settle into the game, and when Modric fails to settle Real Madrid fails to settle.
18'
Chance for the home side! Rukavina gets in behind Isco and drives to the byline, before squaring the ball for Oscar. However, he leans back and guides his shot well over the crossbar.
17'
Replays showing Ronaldo's involvement in the game up until his withdrawal don't really give many clues as to when or where he injured himself. Maybe he tweaked his hamstring before the game, in the warm-up?
16'
Carvajal has clashed heads with Berodich, with both players competing for the same ball. Thankfully the Real Madrid right back and Valladolid left winger seem to be okay and play has resumed.
15'
Real Madrid still haven't found their rythym and are struggling to create anything in the final third. Isco needs to step up and play to the best of his ability tonight.
14'
Reports from down on the Real Madrid touchline claim that Ronaldo was brought off because of a hamstring injury. That could be a serious blow for the Portuguese winger, and Real in general!
13'
Valladolid are going toe to toe with Real Madrid at the moment, and so far it's a strategy that has worked for them. But you get the feeling that if they don't tighten things up at the back they will be punished.
12'
Ramos has been in the goals recently and gets a sniff of one after a corner kick is swung into the box. The ball bounces in front of the defender, before he executes an overhead kick. But his effort sails over.

No Bale, now no Ronaldo either. Trying times for Real Madrid. They absolutely have to win today...

10'
Uh oh. Ronaldo has been brought off after just eight minutes of play. It's not apparent what his problem is but he doesn't look happy. With the Champions League final coming up, let's hope that he's okay and this is just a precaution.
9'
 
Real Madrid sub: Cristiano Ronaldo OFF, Alvaro Morata ON.
Real Madrid Substitution
8'
Pena is causing Real Madrid all kinds of problems down the right wing. The fullback is bombing on at every opportunity and his crosses are giving Pepe and his fellow defenders something to think about.
7'
This has been an untidy start by Real Madrid. They look disjointed as Valladolid are disrupting their passing game. Can they find their stride? They need to!
6'
That was a warning from Real Madrid. Valladolid are desperate for the points themselves in their efforts to avoid the drop, and they won't go down without a fight here.
5'
What a chance! The cross comes into the Real Madrid box from Pena, with Guerra getting in position to head the ball towards goal. But his effort flashes just past the far post! That was inches away.
4'
Ronaldo's stoppage time backheel goal kept Los Blancos in touching distance of the top of the table at the weekend, but they really need to start clawing back the points difference.
3'
Close to an own goal! Di Maria swings a cross from the right side into the box looking for Benzema, but Valiente gets his head on the ball to intercept. But it loops up and forces his keeper into a save.
2'
If Real Madrid are to have any chance of winning the league title, they must win tonight. In reality, they have to win their last three games of the season to apply pressure on Atletico and Barca.
1'
We're under way!
19:55
TEAM NEWS: Valladolid - Jaime, Rukavina, Valiente, Mitrovic, Pena, Rubio, VPerez, Jeffren, Oscar, Bergdich, Guerra. /// Real Madrid - Casillas, Nacho, Pepe, Ramos, Coentrao, Alonso, Modric, Isco, Di Maria, Ronaldo, Benzema.
19:50
I'm Graham Ruthven and you can contact me ahead of kick-off. Let me know your thoughts. Will this be a straight-forward win for Real Madrid? Or can Valladolid cause them problems, like Valencia did at the weekend? Tweet me (@grahamruthven)!
19:45
Good evening and welcome to Eurosport's LIVE coverage of the Spanish league clash between Valladolid and Real Madrid. We'll bring you all the action and goals as they go in. Kick-off: 20:00.

Starting Line-ups

Real Valladolid
Real Madrid
    • Jaime
    • 17
      Peña
    • Mitrovic
    • 4
      Valiente
    • Rukavina
    • Víctor Pérez
    • 18
      Álvaro Rubio
    • Bergdich
    • 10
      Óscar
    • 11
      Jeffren
    • Javi Guerra
Team Manager:  Joan Francesc Ferrer
    • Di María
    • 9
      Benzema
    • 7
      Ronaldo
    • 19
      Modric
    • Alonso
    • 23
      Isco
    • 18
      Nacho
    • 3
      Pepe
    • 4
      Ramos
    • 5
      Fábio Coentrão
    • 1
      Casillas
Team Manager:  --
Substitutes
Players Sub Time
Substitutes
Players Sub Time
Goalkeepers
GOALKEEPERS
Goalkeepers G SAV GC GK FC FS Y R PEN Mins
Jaime 0 2 1 12 0 0 1 0 0 90
Defenders
DEFENDERS
Defenders G GA SHO TA CLR COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
A. Rukavina 0 0 0 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 90
M. Valiente 0 0 0 7 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 90
C. Peña 0 0 0 2 6 0 2 1 0 0 0 90
S. Mitrovic 0 0 0 2 14 0 1 0 1 0 0 90
Midfielders
MIDFIELDERS
Midfielders G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
Z. Bergdich 0 0 0 26 0 0 2 2 1 0 0 90
Álvaro Rubio 0 1 0 49 0 1 2 2 0 0 0 90
Víctor Pérez 0 0 0 39 0 1 6 1 0 0 0 82
Jeffren 0 0 0 19 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 73
Óscar 0 0 0 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 64
Forwards
FORWARDS
Forwards G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
Javi Guerra 0 0 0 24 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 90
Goalkeepers
GOALKEEPERS
Goalkeepers G SAV GC GK FC FS Y R PEN Mins
I. Casillas 0 0 1 8 0 0 0 0 0 90
Defenders
DEFENDERS
Defenders G GA SHO TA CLR COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
Pepe 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 90
S. Ramos 1 0 1 2 7 0 1 2 0 0 0 90
Fábio Coentrão 0 0 0 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 90
Nacho 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 90
Midfielders
MIDFIELDERS
Midfielders G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
X. Alonso 0 0 0 77 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 90
L. Modric 0 0 0 70 0 4 0 4 0 0 0 90
Isco 0 0 0 64 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 73
Forwards
FORWARDS
Forwards G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
Á. Di María 0 0 0 43 1 5 0 2 0 0 0 90
K. Benzema 0 0 0 26 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 77
C. Ronaldo 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9
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