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90' + 3'
E. Camavinga
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90' + 2'
Vinícius Júnior
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88'
K. Benzema
Vinícius Júnior
1 - 2
86'
Vinícius Júnior
K. Benzema
1 - 1
66'
Hugo Duro
Goal
1 - 0

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Despite losing this evening, Valencia should take several positives from their performance. They outplayed one of the best teams in the league for large parts, and they should learn from their mistakes. As for Madrid, they proved their class once again, but Ancelotti will still want to see more from the likes of Hazard, Valverde and Casemiro.
Two goals in two minutes ensure Real Madrid pick up maximum points on their travels, but boy did they leave it late at the Mestalla. Duro opened the scoring for Valencia in the 60th minute when his powerful drive found the bottom corner after a slight deflection off Militao. Valencia looked to have the game in the bag, but Vinícius Júnior levelled matters when his striker clipped Foulquier before finding the bottom corner. The Madrid winger then created a chance for Benzema, who headed into the net as Ancelotti's side sealed all three points.
90' + 5' FULL-TIME - VALENCIA 1-2 REAL MADRID.
90' + 4' Valencia have every right to feel sorry for themselves this evening, but that is why Real Madrid are the force they are. Valencia had the chance to top the table, but Ancelotti's men will sit on top of the pile.
E. Camavinga
Yellow Card
90' + 3' Camavinga joins him in the book as he tries to slow down the home side.
Vinícius Júnior
Yellow Card
90' + 2' Vinícius Junior is carded as he tries to waste time at the Mestalla.
90' Five minutes of stoppage time to come...
Vinícius Júnior
Assist
88' Vinícius Júnior has had a crazy five minutes, but he now adds an assist to his tally for the season.
K. Benzema
Goal
88' GOAAAALLLL - VALENCIA 1-2 REAL MADRID - Vinícius Júnior now turns provider for Benzema as he picks out the Frenchman with a sensational cross, and the former Lyon man does the rest as he beats Mamardashvili to the ball and heads home.
K. Benzema
Assist
87' Benzema grabs an assist, and he showed great awareness to pick out his teammate, rather than going for goal himself.
Vinícius Júnior
Goal
86' GOAAALLLL - VALENCIA 1-1 REAL MADRID - Vinícius Júnior draws Real Madrid level as his shot takes a wicked deflection off Foulquier, and Mamardashvili is left helpless in the Valencia goal. Ancelotti's men flooded the box, and eventually, the pressure proved too much as Vinícius Júnior converted Benzema's pass.
81' Bordalas has managed eight LaLiga matches against Real Madrid without a win. That could soon be about to change if Madrid cannot find a way back into this game in the next ten minutes.
Rodrygo
Yellow Card
81' Rodrygo is shown a yellow card after a crunching challenge on Valencia defender Lato.
U. Račić
M. Gómez
80' Gomez's night is also over as both benches make several changes. On comes Racic for the final ten minutes!
Marcos André
Hugo Duro
79' Goalscorer Duro is clapped off the field after he is subbed, with De Sousa his replacement.
Hélder Costa
Gonçalo Guedes
79' Costa, on loan from Leeds United, gets the chance to impress as he replaces Guedes.
Isco
F. Valverde
78' Madrid need more creativity in midfield, so Isco is sent on to replace Valverde.
L. Jović
E. Hazard
78' Hazard has been very quiet tonight, and Jovic now replaces him.
75' Mamardashvili makes another comfortable as Benzema tries to score from outside the box, but the Frenchman's shot lacks power, and it remains 1-0.
73' WIDE!!! Rodrygo fires a volley past the far post after latching onto Lucas Vazquez's cross, and Valencia continue to lead by a single goal. 
69' SAVE! Benzema forces Mamardashvili into a save, but the Valencia keeper gets his body behind the shot and is then able to dive onto the loose ball. 
Rodrygo
L. Modrić
67' Casemiro makes way, with Camavinga getting just over 20 minutes to impress.
Hugo Duro
Goal
66' GOAAAALLL - VALENCIA 1-0 REAL MADRID - Duro finally gets his goal after two recent chances. The visitors failed to clear their lines and pick up the winger, who had peeled away at the far post. He had time to bring the ball under control before drilling his shot into the far corner past Courtois. His effort might have just taken a flick off Militao but it was still a superb finish!!
63' Valencia have played so well inside the first 20 minutes of this second half, but they need to start punishing Real Madrid before it is too late.
60' Mamardashvili thwarts Casemiro on this occasion, with the Madrid midfielder unable to squeeze his shot into the goal from the edge of the box.
58' Lucas Vazquez tries his luck from 30 yards out and does well to keep his shot on target, but his effort dips at the right time, and Mamardashvili makes a simple save.
Nacho
Yellow Card
56' Nacho is shown a yellow card for a poor challenge, much to his disgust.
54' CLOSE! Courtois denies Duro for a second time in eight minutes as the Valencia winger fails to beat the Madrid keeper from inside the box. Madrid's defence were slow to clear their lines, but Duro's shot was weak, and it allowed Courtois to make an easy save.
51' CHANCE!!! Valencia should be 1-0 up, but Guedes wastes a glorious opportunity to open the scoring. Musah did all the hard work for him, cutting into the box before squaring a pass to the Valencia striker. Instead of getting over the ball, Guedes leans back and curls his shot into the stands.
49' Real Madrid keeper Courtois has saved 15 of the last 17 shots on targets he has faced in all competitions. Valencia will need to be at their best in front of goal to beat the Belgium international.
47' SAVE!!! Valencia make a flying start to the second half as Duro sneaks in at the back post before making his way to goal. The Valencia winger did not have much room to work in and tried to squeeze his shot into the net at the near post, only for Courtois to stand firm.
46' We are back underway!
Real Madrid have not controlled the midfield battle enough so far, and they need Casemiro, Modric and Federico Valverde to step up in the second half. A change in formation may be required, with Benzema looking isolated so far.
Goalless at the interval after a pretty low-key first 45 minutes. Hazard nearly scored for Real Madrid, while Gabriel's header was the closest Valencia came to scoring. Bordalás's game plan has had to change twice after injuries to Soler and Correia, but his team have coped well, and they have made this match competitive, which is expected as both teams have picked up ten points from their opening four games.
45' + 6' HALF-TIME - VALENCIA 0-0 REAL MADRID.
45' + 6' WIDE! Gomez gets up off the deck to take the free-kick himself, but he fires just past the left post, and that should be the end of the first half.
45' + 5' Valencia will get one final chance to open the scoring from a free-kick after that foul from Casemiro.
Casemiro
Yellow Card
45' + 4' Casemiro is the second player to be booked with the officials unhappy with his sliding challenge on Gómez.
45' Four minutes of stoppage time to come at the end of the first half!
43' SAVE!!! Courtois finally has something to do, and he does tremendously well to deny Gabriel from a free-kick. Wass' delivery picked out the centre-back, and from eight yards out, he tried to head the ball home. The former Arsenal defender looked destined to score, but Courtois stayed big and pushed his effort away.
Gabriel Paulista
Yellow Card
39' Gabriel is shown a yellow card after tripping Vinícius Júnior.
38' OVER! Musah makes his way into the Madrid box thanks to a powerful run, but the defender fails to keep his shot under control, and he blasts his effort into the stands.
35' Courtois has yet to make a save for Ancelotti's side tonight, but that does not mean Valencia are not causing the visitors problems. Los Che have had two injuries to deal with, and so far, they've done well to keep Madrid at bay. 
32' SAVE! Casemiro forces Mamardashvili into a save as he goes for goal from outside the box. The Valencia goalkeeper gets into position nice and early and makes a comfortable stop.
29' Valencia's fans go berserk as Gomez goes to the ground when running for the ball against Alaba. The former Bayern Munich defender was on the wrong side of the striker, but the officials waved away any appeals for a penalty. That is a big call!
28' We have had more injuries than chances so far, but there's still plenty of time for this game to burst into life.
Lucas Vázquez
Carvajal
26' Lucas Vazquez makes his way onto the field of play, with Carvajal heading to the bench after a 25-minute cameo.
25' What on earth is going on out there? Carvajal's night also looks to be over as he complains of an injury.
Toni Lato
Thierry Correia
23' Correia's night is over as well, with Lato on in his place.
21' Valencia have another injury worry to deal with as Correia goes down with what looks like a muscle injury. Torrid luck so far for the home side.
19' Madrid have a penalty appeal turned down after Vinicius Junior is brought down inside the box. It did look like a weak claim at first viewing, and the officials let the game continue. 
16' The next five or ten minutes could have a huge impact on the final result as Valencia need to regroup without their captain and talisman in midfield. 
Y. Musah
Carlos Soler
15' Musah makes his way onto the field to replace Carlos Soler, who looks quite emotional after suffering an injury.
14' BLOCK! A great piece of defending from Alderete denies Hazard as the Valencia centre-back stays with the Madrid forward before blocking his shot from a tight angle. 
12' Valencia have an injury worry to contend with as it looks like Carlos Soler has tweaked a muscle. He is going to play on for now, but he did not look comfortable after losing possession. 
11' SAVE! Mamardashvili gets down quickly to deny Valverde's powerful strike from inside the Valencia box. The home defence had to concede a corner from the resulting clearance, but it comes to nothing, and it remains 0-0.
10' After some patient build-up play from Valencia, Wass showed signs of frustration and went for goal from at least 35 yards. Madrid were alert to the danger and blocked his effort immediately.
7' Ancelotti's side appears to be playing on the counter-attack inside the early stages, with most of their players sitting behind the ball. 
5' We have had very little action inside the first few minutes, with both teams just trying to work themselves into the game.
2' Valencia are wearing their traditional white and black strip, while Real Madrid are playing in their new turquoise away kit. 
1' We are under way in Valencia!
The two teams are on the field of play, and we are minutes away from kick-off, with the fans packed inside the Mestalla.
Valencia have conceded at least one goal in each of their last 18 matches against Real Madrid in LaLiga, their longest streak without keeping a clean sheet against Los Blancos in the competition since 1995.
Valencia winger Denis Cheryshev misses out due to a knee injury, while Cristiano Piccini is also on the sidelines for the time being. He and Gaya drop out, meaning Foulquier and Duro come into the starting XI. Ancelotti makes just one change to his team following the 1-0 win over Inter as Hazard replaces Lucas Vazquez.
SUBS: Eduardo Camavinga, Jesus Vallejo, Rodrygo, Miguel Gutierrez, Luka Jovic, Toni Fuidias, Isco, Lucas Vazquez, Antonio Blanco, Marco Asensio, Andriy Lunin.
REAL MADRID (4-3-3): Thibaut Courtois; Dani Carvajal, Eder Militao, David Alaba, Nacho; Federico Valverde, Casemiro, Luka Modric; Vinícius Junior, Karim Benzema, Eden Hazard.
SUBS: Jason, Vazquez Alcalde, Toni Lato, Uros Racic, Marcos de Sousa, Koba Koindredi, Manu Vallejo, Hélder Costa, Yunus Musah, Jasper Cillessen, Mouctar Diakhab.
VALENCIA (4-4-2): Giorgi Mamardashvili; Thierry Correia, Gabriel Paulista, Omar Alderete, Dimitri Foulquier; Carlos Soler, Daniel Wass, Hugo Guillamon, Hugo Duro; Gonçalo Guedes, Maxi Gomez.
Coach Jose Bordalas has managed to lift the mood in Valencia after another turbulent summer, but they will need to be at their best to get past Ancelotti's men in what is their toughest test of the new campaign.
Both sides have made encouraging starts to the season so far, with Atletico Madrid only one point in front of them, having also played a game more. Los Che have beaten Getafe, Alaves and Osasuna so far, while Granada held them to a draw. Carlo Ancelotti's Real Madrid also beat Alaves, while they have also enjoyed other wins over Real Betis and Celta Vigo, with Levante holding them to a 3-3 draw. 
Good evening and welcome to tonight's live coverage of the LaLiga clash between Valencia and Real Madrid from the Estadio de Mestalla. This fixture sees third-placed Valencia entertain second-placed Real Madrid, with both sides on ten points after three wins and a draw from their opening four matches.