Real Madrid have unconvincingly defeated Valencia 2 - 0 at the Santiago Bernabau. In a game that involved a sending off for Abelda and a brace for Ronaldo. The first half was a game played in the midfield with the two teams evenly holding possession. The second half opened up as Mourinho brought on Benzema allowing Ronaldo to drift onto the right. With the extra man to their advantage Madrid continued attacking down Ronaldo's wing. However the breakthrough was to occur on the left as a beautifully weighted ball from Ozil to Ronaldo saw the Portugese attacker score on his left foot. Valencia continued to push forward but couldnt break the Madrid defence. A dispossession from Diarra in the 87th minute resulted in a pass to Ronaldo, and from there CR7 dribbled half the field completing a couple of stepovers to mesmorise Miguel and slot the ball home to score certainly one of the best goals of the La Liga for 2010/2011.
Madrid hold on to second place as Barcelona secured a 3-0 victory overnight. One thing is for certain though. Without Ronaldo, Real Madrid would be a no show tonight.
Final Score - Real Madrid 2 - Valencia 0
Man of the Match : Cristiano Ronlado (Real Madrid)