Sunday January 20, 2013 Day 20 Finished Mestalla

Valencia CF 0 - 5 Real Madrid

  • Higuaín 9’
  • Di María 34’, 45’
  • Cristiano Ronaldo 36’, 41’

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  1. Spanish Liga - Rampant Real Madrid embarrass sorry Valencia

    Spanish Liga - Rampant Real Madrid embarrass sorry Valencia

    Real Madrid destroyed a hapless Valencia side courtesy of a five-star first half performance in a 5-0 romp at the Mestalla. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Valencia CF
    • Real Madrid
    • 90+1' The referee keeps the added time to a minimum as Valencia are put out of their misery. A quiet second half after an explosive opening period by Real Madrid and it was all over by half time. What a result.
    • 89' That forgotten man Modric is enjoying his late cameo here, seeing plenty of the ball and trying to keep the pace up for Real.
    • 87' Lionel Messi would have buried that. Sorry, just couldn't resist it! Ronaldo has again played superbly this evening.
    • 86' Ronaldo should complete his hat-trick as Real Madrid attack following a corner which was initially cleared, the ball coming across the box - and the Portuguese forward somehow puts it over from two metres out.
    • 85' Higuain shoots on target and Alves tips the effort wide and into the side netting. Corner for Real Madrid.
    • 84' The hardcore Mestalla support are making plenty of noise and singing out against Valencia president Manuel Llorente who controversially sacked former manager Mauricio Pellegrino in December.
    • 82' Valencia are playing the ball around the Real Madrid penalty area with no great penetration and it eventually falls to Jonas who tries another wild shot.
    • 81' Essien gets a harsh yellow card for a soft foul on Rami.
    • 79' Tino Costa gives away a foul deep on the left and Madrid take a breather.
    • 78' Valencia are still trying to salvage some pride but Madrid are standing firm in defence at present.
    • 77' Valdez hurts himself as he slips into the stand behind the goal and Casillas helps him to his feet.
    • 75' So these two teams meet again at this venue on Wednesday in the cup in what should be a heated affair.
    • 74' Jose Maria Callejon is sent on by Mourinho as Khedira retires for the evening.
    • 72' Juan Bernat comes on for Piatti as Valverde makes another change.
    • 71' Rami did not need to foul Ronaldo there as his 'keeper would probably have beaten the former Manchester United man to the ball anyway, but the defender was just trying to protect Alves. Risky defending.
    • 70' Ronaldo wants - and possibly should get - a penalty as Rami heavily shoulder charges him down in the box as they chase a through ball.
    • 69' By the way, Real Madrid beat Valencia 2-0 at the Santiago Bernabeu last Tuesday in the first leg of their Copa del Rey quarter final meeting.
    • 67' The outstanding Ozil goes off and Luka Modric comes on for the visitors.
    • 66' These two sides play each other again this week in the cup and as this match is over as a contest both managers - Jose Mourinho for Real Madrid and Ernesto Valverde for Valencia - are already making substitutions with that game in mind.
    • 65' Soldado goes off and Nelson Valdez comes on for Valencia.
    • 64' Jonas gets within shooting range of Casillas' goal again on the right but again he fires over. That is poor.
    • 63' Ever Banega gets a yellow card as he is unable to cope with Ronaldo and chops him down in midfield.
    • 62' Jonas fires high and wide on the turn inside the Real Madrid box.
    • 61' It has been all Valencia in the opening 15 minutes of the second half as Real Madrid have done their hard work for the night already. As Real break Ronaldo is caught offside.
    • 60' Soldado is still working hard leading the line for Valencia as they fight to win back some pride.
    • 59' On loan Chelsea man Michael Essien comes on for Alonso as Madrid make a change.
    • 57' Soldado is penalised for a foul at a corner on his friend Casillas in the Madrid goal.
    • 55' Real Madrid seem to have absorbed the early second half pressure from their wounded opponents, but this is still a frantic affair.
    • 54' Tino Costa fires a half volley over the bar from outside the box. A decent effort and Valencia have been stung into action by that shambolic first half.
    • 53' Handball by Di Maria who gets a yellow card for his troubles.
    • 52' Rami heads towards goal from a corner as Valencia continue to try and fight back, but Coentrão does well to clear it off the line.
    • 50' Argentine forward Piatti crashes a shot onto Casillas' crossbar from 25 yards out. A great effort as he cut back in on his left foot from the right wing.
    • 49' But Soldado can't do it alone and the problems have been behind him in midfield and defence for Valencia tonight.
    • 48' Former Real Madrid player Roberto Soldado is doing his best to reduce the deficit for Valencia up front as he searches for a consolation goal at least.
    • 46' The second half starts with another error by Valencia at the back. This time goalkeeper Alves gives the ball straight to Di Maria, but fortunately for the Brazilian goalkeeper the chance comes to nothing.
    • - Antonio Barragan replaces Gago for Valencia as the home side go more defensive and attempt to avoid further humiliation.
    • 45' What a first half that was by the champions. They may have been 18 points behind Barcelona at the start of this game but you would not know it from the way they played there. Amazing. Damage limitation for Valencia in the second half.
    • 44' GOAL!!! It's five! What a performance from Real Madrid in this first half. This time it is Di Maria racing through to finish coolly after a great through ball is played in by Ozil.
    • 43' It's not clear whether the departing Valencia fans are going for a half time drink or just going home.
    • 42' GOAL!!! Simply brilliant from Real Madrid. Di Maria fires over a low cross from the left, Ozil's superb touch back in drops for Ronaldo and he smashes it in to make it 0-4. What a move.
    • 41' Gago is booked for a heavy challenge on Alonso.
    • 40' Corner for Madrid on the right and from a Ronaldo cross Varane heads over again.
    • 39' Real Madrid are completely dominant. Valencia's midfield just cannot cope.
    • 37' There were mistakes all over the place for Valencia for both of those goals. Alves will be furious with himself for conceding at his near post for the third.
    • 36' GOAL!!! Incredible. Ronaldo rips the Valencia defence apart twice in two minutes, this time finishing it off himself as he beats his compatriot Ricardo Costa at left back and fires past Alves at the near post.
    • 35' GOAL!!! Tap in for Di Maria on the right hand side after brilliant play by Ronaldo who opened up the Valencia defence.
    • 33' How have Real Madrid not doubled their lead yet? So many chances. Khedira has an open goal but somehow fails to take advantage, hesistating and letting Alves recover to rob him of the ball.
    • 32' This really is a frantic encoutner and the next goal could come from either side.
    • 31' Madrid defender Coentrão goes into the book for a deliberate handball.
    • 29' Alves got in the way of Khedira's shot there and from the resulting corner Real Madrid have yet another chance but Raphaël Varane heads over.
    • 28' Khedira should make it 2-0 to the visitors as he races onto a through ball and hits a low shot straight at Alves.
    • 26' Ronaldo is penalised for a foul on Gago as they contest the ball in midfield.
    • 25' Yes Jonas was kicked but that was a pathetic dive and deserved the yellow. Well done referee.
    • 24' Madrid fail to take advantage and Valencia break, but Jonas dives in the area as he is kicked by Higuain.
    • 22' Higuain is hunting for a second goal and Rami nicks the ball off his head to prevent further damage. Corner to Real Madrid.
    • 21' The game has cooled off slightly after a frantic start, though both sides look hungry for goals. Expect more.
    • 19' Alvaro Arbeloa gets a yellow card for a late challenge on Jonas.
    • 18' Piatti is penalised for a pointless charge in on Real Madrid left back Fabio Coentrao.
    • 17' Ronaldo is caught offside as he tries to latch onto a Sami Khedira through ball.
    • 15' Tino Costa has a free kick chance in a good position for Valencia but his shot hits the wall.
    • 14' Surprisingly there are plenty of empty seats at the Mestalla tonight. There must be at least 10,000 spare seats, perhaps due to the amount of league and cup matches there are in Spain this month with many of the top sides playing seven games in January.
    • 13' Although retaining the title is a big ask at this stage, due to the massive gap to Barcelona at the top, Real Madrid are desperate to reduce the current 18 point deficit to 15 after the Catalans slipped up last night at Real Sociedad.
    • 11' That was class play by the Spanish champions with Ozil breaking well and Higuain keeping his head together to finish well, after an awful miss just seconds earlier.
    • 9' GOAL!!! Within a minute Higuain has made amends as Real go on the coutner attack from a Valencia corner Mesut Ozil with Di Maria combine nicely to supply the chance. Higuain slots in calmly past Diego Alves.
    • 8' Terrible miss by Gonzalo Higuain who hits wide from close range when it looks easier to score.
    • 7' The rapid Cristiano Ronaldo hits the deck in the box and it's due to a good challenge by Valencia's Adil Rami in defence. No penalty.
    • 6' A Valencia corner drops to the edge of the box and Pablo Piatti smashes in a low shot which Iker Casillas is equal to.
    • 4' Andres Guardado went in heavily on Angel Di Maria earlier and now Xabi Alonso floors Jonas.
    • 3' Jonas seeing plenty of the ball early doors for Valencia and his well hit shot is blocked by Raul Albiol in the early moments.
    • 2' The pitch at the Mestalla looks superb and it's a high tempo start with Valencia on the attack.
    • 1' As we get started it's Valencia who kick off in their white shirts and black shorts, Real Madrid meanwhile are in black shirts and white shorts.
    • 19:55 Valencia can move up to fifth with a win tonight. Still very much in the mix for a Champions League spot.
    • 19:50 No Kaka for Real Madrid today and AC Milan are optimistic they can bring the Brazilian playmaker back to Italy. Milan 'optimistic' about Kaka deal
    • 19:45 Barcelona lost yesterday but even if Real Madrid win here they will be still 15 points behind their great rivals. La Liga table
    • 19:40 TEAM NEWS: Valencia: Alves; R. Costa, Rami, V. Ruiz, Guardado; Gago, T. Costa; Piatti, Éver, Jonas; Soldado. Subs: Guaita, Cissokho, Albelda, Barragán, Viera, Valdez, Canales /// Real Madrid: Casillas; Arbeloa, Varane, Albiol, Coentrao; Xabi Alonso, Khedira; Di Maria, Ozil, Cristiano Ronaldo; Higuain. Subs: Adán, Benzema, Carvalho, Essien, Modric, Callejón, Nacho
    • 19:35 Hello and welcome to our live coverage from the big La Liga clash of the weekend at The Mestalla.
  • Summary

    • 54' Tino Costa fires a half volley over the bar from outside the box. A decent effort and Valencia have been stung into action by that shambolic first half.
    • 50' Argentine forward Piatti crashes a shot onto Casillas' crossbar from 25 yards out. A great effort as he cut back in on his left foot from the right wing.
    • 46' The second half starts with another error by Valencia at the back. This time goalkeeper Alves gives the ball straight to Di Maria, but fortunately for the Brazilian goalkeeper the chance comes to nothing.
    • 44' GOAL!!! It's five! What a performance from Real Madrid in this first half. This time it is Di Maria racing through to finish coolly after a great through ball is played in by Ozil.
    • 42' GOAL!!! Simply brilliant from Real Madrid. Di Maria fires over a low cross from the left, Ozil's superb touch back in drops for Ronaldo and he smashes it in to make it 0-4. What a move.
    • 36' GOAL!!! Incredible. Ronaldo rips the Valencia defence apart twice in two minutes, this time finishing it off himself as he beats his compatriot Ricardo Costa at left back and fires past Alves at the near post.
    • 35' GOAL!!! Tap in for Di Maria on the right hand side after brilliant play by Ronaldo who opened up the Valencia defence.
    • 33' How have Real Madrid not doubled their lead yet? So many chances. Khedira has an open goal but somehow fails to take advantage, hesistating and letting Alves recover to rob him of the ball.
    • 28' Khedira should make it 2-0 to the visitors as he races onto a through ball and hits a low shot straight at Alves.
    • 9' GOAL!!! Within a minute Higuain has made amends as Real go on the coutner attack from a Valencia corner Mesut Ozil with Di Maria combine nicely to supply the chance. Higuain slots in calmly past Diego Alves.
    • 8' Terrible miss by Gonzalo Higuain who hits wide from close range when it looks easier to score.
    • 19:40 TEAM NEWS: Valencia: Alves; R. Costa, Rami, V. Ruiz, Guardado; Gago, T. Costa; Piatti, Éver, Jonas; Soldado. Subs: Guaita, Cissokho, Albelda, Barragán, Viera, Valdez, Canales /// Real Madrid: Casillas; Arbeloa, Varane, Albiol, Coentrao; Xabi Alonso, Khedira; Di Maria, Ozil, Cristiano Ronaldo; Higuain. Subs: Adán, Benzema, Carvalho, Essien, Modric, Callejón, Nacho
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      Substitution Out72′ 6.3 -
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  1. So Why is Michael Essien on Loan, don't Chelsea­ need him??

    From whitewall, on Mon 21 Jan 11:27
  2. another big win then they play for draw and lose for­ next 3,4 games...

    From pA'eH, on Mon 21 Jan 4:53
  3. ur gona do 6 when u play manure

    From Sophia, on Mon 21 Jan 2:45
  4. keep that bench warm modric

    From STEPHEN, on Sun 20 Jan 22:54
  5. How I wish Madrid had score more goals!

    From Mighty, on Sun 20 Jan 22:05
  6. WELL PLAYED ,.,.,.,.,.,. REAL MADRID ..,.,.,.,.,. KEEP ­ IT UP /./././././. IT IS A BAD SIGN FOR MANCHESTER­ UNITED .,.,.,,.,.,., HALA MADRID

    From Ahmad Shah, on Sun 20 Jan 22:01
  7. Come on Madrid you have to score more!

    From Mighty, on Sun 20 Jan 21:29
  8. you aint seen nothing yet, up REAL MADRID

    From Yunusa Basorun, on Sun 20 Jan 21:18
  9. another thrashing wednesday night in copa del rey

    From cristian ronaldo, on Sun 20 Jan 21:15
  10. Too many millions spent on super players make RM a­ super team.

    From Sunny, on Sun 20 Jan 21:08
  11. barcelona kick real madrid butt for ever

    From IAN, on Sun 20 Jan 21:03
  12. what a pity, valencia. 5 goals down in 45 minutes.

    From wale, on Sun 20 Jan 20:58
  13. oh la la.... What a game. Real on fire!!! Not a good­ sign for any Man. United fan.

    From Omoxite, on Sun 20 Jan 20:50
  14. HALA MADRID

    From cristian ronaldo, on Sun 20 Jan 20:39
  15. I wish these 2 Argentines would score some goals like­ this for the national team

    From clash city rocker, on Sun 20 Jan 20:37
  16. hahaha...if aguero and tevez did not fail in epl to­ score goals..how much more messi!nobody in epl can buy­ messi..dont force him to join epl..your ronaldo7 is­ yours!..im just saying

    From skie, on Sun 20 Jan 20:25
  17. Valencia - Real M. 1:2.

    From Luka, on Sun 20 Jan 19:26
  18. COME ON REAL MADRID!! LUKA MODRIC!!

    From Luka, on Sun 20 Jan 19:22
  19. Rotations good 4 madrid!

    From benson, on Sat 19 Jan 12:31
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