Real now have a corner, which will be taken short before the ref blows up - which he does, Madrid win. Mourinho's subs pay off.
- 2nd Half
- Di María85'
- Cristiano Ronaldo69'
- 1/2 Time
- NachoDi María45'
- 1st Half
Real Valladolid - Real Madrid
Spanish Liga - 9 December 2012
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Modric takes it short and it's out for a throw. That is taken short as Di Maria runs it into the corner...
It was goal-bound for sure but Ronaldo's free-kick hits the wall and flies out for a corner.
Ronaldo eases the pressure on Madrid by winning a free-kick that he will take...
Vaguely promising spell for the hosts ends as Bueno fires weakly at Casillas.
Three minutes added time now as Valladolid get a free-kick.
This is a bit of a grind now to be honest - Valladolid are out of ideas and Real happy to hold on...
Ref inadvertently gets in Callejon's way as Di Maria nearly played him in.
Di Maria's corner comes to nothing as the hosts clear.
GREAT SAVE DANI! Ramos with a flying header from Alonso's delivery, but Dani does brilliantly to claw it away from the top left.
Modric is the latest player to be fouled as it all gets a bit scrappy.
Oscar is booked for a foul on Alonso, studs up and naughty.
Dreadful free-kick from Bueno. I don't want to waste pixels describing that waste of a free ball.
Ozil is booked after chopping down Balenziaga in full flight on the left wing.
I win the fictional curry after Di Maria miraculously recovers from his near-death experience. Valladolid have the ball.
Di Maria is rolling about 'injured' but I'd bet you a lamb bhuna and pint that he's okay.
Ozil could have had a hat-trick there as he found space on the edge of the box, but the low shot is too close to Dani!
VALLADOLID SUB: Conservative for me as Javi Guerra comes on for Manucho. You'd want both of them up front surely?
The flag is up as another Valladolid free-kick goes to waste in stark contract to the first half. They've missed Ebert's deliveries.
REAL SUB: Back to three defenders instead of two as Varane replaces Benzema.
GOAL REAL MADRID! 3-2!! And it's Ozil with the free-kick, no Ronaldo, a majestic curling effort inside the top right, off the bar and in. Lovely goal.
Sereno leaves Benzema in a heap on the edge of the box, easing him off the ball and conceding a softish free-kick. Dangerous...
Bueno on the right is giving Pepe all kinds of grief but he does get it clear. Modric rides a few rough challenges to bring it away, now Benzema but a slide tackle from Sereno clears for Valladolid.
Ronaldo is furious with the ref after he allows the old "arm in the air" trick to deceive him on a throw. Poor reffing but he books Ronaldo for dissent.
Poor cross from Oscar as he moved in down the left, Manucho was waiting.
Mourinho is having a word with the fourth official about that - he knows Ramos was on and so does the official, it seems.
Now Madrid have a corner as Ronaldo's effort from range is blocked wide by Sereno. Ramos has the ball in the back of the net but he's offside, the second scooped ball from Benzema catching him off - except the replay shows he was on! Three of his team-mates were off, but Ramos was on!
Bueno to take this... not great again, near post. They're missing Ebert's delivery.
The hosts counter and win a corner as Manucho again makes a nuisance of himself.
SAVE BY DANI! Di Maria managed to dig out a shot from the right side of the box after a Real counter, but the keeper batted it clear!
MADRID SUB: Modric comes on for Arbeloa. No full-backs on the pitch then. Yikes!
Madrid are able to clear this corner and there's a counter here as Alonso finds Ronaldo, but his pass insisde is poor and the hosts clear.
Terrible keeping from Casillas to fumble Oscar's long shot, but fortunately Pepe is there before Manucho to hack behind for a corner!
... Real manage to clear initially but Valladolid come again and Oscar has a half-volleyed chance on the right but he mis-hits well wide!
Corner to Valladolid as Manucho terrorises Ramos once more. Dangerous given both their goals came from here...
Poor defensive header by Ramos but Oscar fails to make him pay with a heavy touch in the box, Real clearing.
Callejon does well to get in ahead of Bueno as his former Real Madrid Castilla team-mate chases a long ball.
Di Maria is the recipient of a hefty challenge in full flight. Valladolid struggling to get out of their half.
Dani gets behind Benzema's right-foot shot to hold on comfortably. Needed to make sure it wasn't parried as Ronaldo was right on him.
JUST WIDE BY RAMOS! Superb flying header from Ramos after a dipping free-kick by Alonso from wide.
Patient play from Real as a Di Maria cross almost finds the head of a flying Ronaldo, Dani punching clear.
Benzema hustles Sereno into knocking the ball out for a throw. Ozil on the run now, finding Ronaldo as Madrid play keep-ball.
Both sides giving the ball away quite poorly now. Looking to see Di Maria get involved, no service so far.
Omar goes down injured almost from kick-off... He's faking it after a brush from the arm of Arbeloa.
The second half is underway. Seems like Callejon has gone to left-back. Odd.
REAL MADRID SUB: Half-time chance as Angel Di Maria replaces Nacho. Not sure if he'll play left-back or if Real go 3-5-2.
Half-time and it's 2-2, Real awful on set pieces but some great poaching from Manucho. A defensive error gave Real their first equaliser, but a lovely goal for the second.
GOAL REAL MADRID! Ozil with a soft, slipped finish past Dani after a delightful backheel from Benzema put him in. 2-2, the move started by a mazy dribble from the German. Great goal.
A promising Real move breaks down as Khedira's lofted pass lands nicely for keeper Dani.
Manucho is brought down by Pepe, and they take the free-kick quickly but too quickly for the referee - shame as Bueno had been sent through!
Valladolid stop, thinking they have a free-kick, but the ref saw no foul and Real continue. Long for Ronaldo, he does really well to reach it before touch, but slips after the effort and fails to keep it in.
Dani saves in the end as the corner drops to Benzema outside the box, his half-volley into the ground not too tough for the keeper to gather.
Real with sustained pressure now as Benzema wins a corner on the right. Alonso wants it ahead of Ozil.
Ozil swings over the corner but easily cleared by the hosts.
Manucho shows the defensive side to his game as he heads behind for a corner after an Alonso free-kick into the box.
Bit of a scramble as a high ball into the Valladolid box causes some problems but Dani holds on to it under pressure from Ramos.
Nacho gets forward from left-back and wins a corner. Cleared by the hosts though.
Valiente with a superb challenge on Benzema after the Frenchman's diagonal run put him through on to Alonso's pass!
Alonso now gives it away but Bueno is shut out as he tries to move forward. Instead he looks wide to Rukavina, whose cross is blocked.
The corner is comfortably cleared by Valladolid, who appear to have a better plan at set-pieces than Madrid.
VALLADOLID SUB: Former Real Madrid youth player Alberto Bueno replaces the injured Ebert.
GREAT SAVE DANI! Ronaldo with one of his fizzing, swerving drives from the right side of the box, a strong hand punching it behind.
Ronaldo tries to dig out a shot from the edge of the box but the hosts have men back in numbers and block both efforts.
Ebert has pulled up - the German has pulled his hamstring. Looks like his night is over.
Poor reffing as he blows for a collision between Arbeloa and Oscar. The former got the ball.
Ebert takes it in the end and he hits a low drive just wide, although Casillas had it covered.
Free-kick to Valladolid after Arbeloa shoves Manucho. Real have struggled with set pieces and here comes another one, Rukavina to shoot I assume...
BIG MISS BY CALLEJON! A slip by Sereno again and Callejon can lob Hernandez into an open goal but he shanks the finish wide!
A long ball from Nacho almost catches Hernandez outside his box, but he drops it just at the right time and kicks clear.
GOAL VALLADOLID! MANUCHO AGAIN! 2-1! Real have no idea how to defend corners, as a second delivery from the left is met by Manucho, who rises above Ramos to head into the top left. Poor from Ramos.
Ronaldo leads a Real counter, but he slightly overhits the pass wide to Ozil, who should keep it in but panics a bit as it's on his weaker right foot, waiting too long as he makes contact past the touchline.
Oscar sends Manucho scuttling through but Pepe shows a good turn of pace to intercept.
Ronaldo shoots for goal with that free-kick and the swerve on it means the keeper Hernandez can't hold on to it, punching away. Corner.
Free-kick to Real Madrid a good 30 yards out, a touch to the right and has Ronaldo's name all over it...
Ramos is still receiving treatment. That could easily have been a red for the Angola striker.
Manucho with a high arm as he challenges Ramos for a header. The Spain man hits the deck.
Nacho, playing at left-back for Real tonight, overhits a cross into the arms of Hernandez.
Another lofted ball by Khedira catches Benzema offside.
Benzema is offside as Khedira plays it over the top.
GOAL REAL MADRID! 1-1 after terrible defending by Valladolid as Valiente underhits a pass for Sereno straight to Callejon, who has the freedom of the right to pick out Benzema for a tap-in. Easy, terrible giveaway by the hosts.
Ronaldo earns his side a corner on the left as they seek an immediate response.
Alonso takes but cleared at the far post with Pepe attacking it.
Real have a free-kick on the right side of the box. Alonso and Ronaldo over it...
That is Manucho's fifth goal in what is proving to be his most productive season.
GOAL VALLADOLID! Manucho scrambles it home after Real fail to clear their lines from a corner. Easy finish for the Angolan from close range, poor marking.
Cool defending by Arbeloa under pressure from Omar as he shepherds it out of play.
Long-range effort from Callejon but straight down the keeper's throat.
Valladolid with a move forward but Rukavina overhits the cross into Casillas's arms.
Alonso releases Benzema but the Frenchman gets the ball caught between his feet on the edge of the box and the hosts clear.
First chance is Real's, and Ronaldo's, as he has a dig from about 30 yards after a shimmy on to his right boot. Well over.
The first half is underway.
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Jose Callejon is rewarded for his star turn against Ajax with a start for Real against Valladolid. Angel di Maria and Luka Modric stay on the bench, while first-choice defenders Sergio Ramos and Pepe come in for Raphael Varane and Ricardo Carvalho, who started in midweek. Mesut Ozil is also back in place of Kaka, with Ronaldo on the left. Good news in that Michael Essien is back on the bench after overcoming illness.
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