Real Madrid closed the gap on La Liga leaders Barcelona with a 2-0 victory over Valencia, thanks to goals from Marco Asensio and Vinicius Junior.
The game saw spectacular goals from Marco Asensio and Vinicius Junior in the second half, which reduced Barcelona's lead to just five points. The two goals came in a three-minute span, stunning Valencia and securing a well-deserved win for Madrid.
However, the night was not without its challenges. Madrid captain Karim Benzema and defender Eder Militao both left the field due to thigh injuries, leaving the team with some concerns moving forward. Valencia, meanwhile, struggled against the reigning champions and were reduced to 10 men when Gabriel Paulista took a wild swing at Vinicius.
Despite the setbacks, Madrid dominated the game with their attacking prowess and some great playmaking by the likes of Luka Modric and Eduardo Camavinga. Despite several close calls, including a ruled-out goal by Antonio Rudiger in stoppage time, Madrid held strong and secured the three points.
The win brings Real Madrid closer to the top of the league and sets the stage for a thrilling second half of the season. The team will look to continue their momentum and chase down Barcelona for the title, while Valencia will need to regroup and fight to stay clear of the relegation zone.