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Óscar Plano
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Sergio Arribas
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F. Orellana
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Nacho Martínez
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T. Kroos
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34% 65%
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 5 2
Total Passes 287 554
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Pos Team P W D L F A +/- PTS Form
1 Atlético Madrid ATM Atlético Madrid 38 26 8 4 67 25 +42 86 W W W D W
2 Real Madrid RMA Real Madrid 38 25 9 4 67 28 +39 84 W W W D W
3 Barcelona BAR Barcelona 38 24 7 7 85 38 +47 79 W L D D W
4 Sevilla SEV Sevilla 38 24 5 9 53 33 +20 77 W L W D L
5 Real Sociedad RSO Real Sociedad 38 17 11 10 59 38 +21 62 W W L W L
6 Real Betis BET Real Betis 38 17 10 11 50 50 0 61 W W D W D
7 Villarreal VIL Villarreal 38 15 13 10 60 44 +16 58 L W W L W
8 Celta de Vigo CEL Celta de Vigo 38 14 11 13 55 57 -2 53 L W W W W
9 Granada GRA Granada 38 13 7 18 47 65 -18 46 D L L L L
10 Athletic Club ATH Athletic Club 38 11 13 14 46 42 +4 46 L L L D W
11 Osasuna OSA Osasuna 38 11 11 16 37 48 -11 44 L L W D L
12 Cádiz CAD Cádiz 38 11 11 16 36 58 -22 44 D L L W W
13 Valencia VAL Valencia 38 10 13 15 50 53 -3 43 D W L W L
14 Levante LEV Levante 38 9 14 15 46 57 -11 41 D L D D L
15 Getafe GET Getafe 38 9 11 18 28 43 -15 38 D W L L L
16 Deportivo Alavés ALA Deportivo Alavés 38 9 11 18 36 57 -21 38 L W W D L
17 Elche ELC Elche 38 8 12 18 34 55 -21 36 W W L L L
18 Huesca HUE Huesca 38 7 13 18 34 53 -19 34 D L W L W
19 Real Valladolid VLD Real Valladolid 38 5 16 17 34 57 -23 31 L L L L D
20 Eibar EIB Eibar 38 6 12 20 29 52 -23 30 L L D W W


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That's it from me tonight. Until the next time, adios!
Madrid move to 52 points, three points behind leaders Atletico, who have a game in hand. Third-placed Barcelona are on 46 with two games in hand. Valladolid remain in 19th.
Real Madrid win! It wasn't wholly convincing against a relegation-threatened team, but it's three big points in the title race. Courtois made two excellent stops to deny Valladolid early on before Casemiro missed two good chances from Kroos set-pieces - but it was third time lucky for the Brazilian as he headed in the winner from Kroos' free-kick after 65 minutes. Madrid immediately made three changes and shut up shop, seemingly happy to sit on the goal and take the points, and it was a boring affair from that point on.
90' + 2' If Valladolid somehow manage to scramble in a late equaliser, serious questions will be asked of the way Madrid have played for the last half an hour. They're missing some important players but this is painfully dull.
90' Three minutes added on.
88' Jota fouls Isco in the centre circle.
87' It looks as though it will be keep-ball from Madrid until full-time. 
Óscar Plano
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85' There's no flow to this game at all now. Plano is booked straight from the bench for a late challenge on Casemiro.
Rubén Alcaraz
84' San Emeterio comes on for Alcaraz.
Óscar Plano
Kike Pérez
83' Plano is on too, replacing Kike Perez.
83' Madrid just had the ball right at the edge of the area with plenty of space between the defenders, but seemed perfectly content to just knock it about from side to side until eventually Vazquez was offside. For a team of Madrid's stature against the side second-bottom in the table, this is a little disappointing to watch.
82' Madrid aren't showing much intent to attack now. They're still seeing most of the ball, but are just stroking it around from side to side in the Valladolid half. They've shut up shop since the goal went in.
80' Into the final 10 minutes now. These will be three big points if Madrid can see it out.
Sergio Arribas
Yellow Card
78' Arribas goes into the book too, but it's harsh. He put his hand on an opponent's shoulder and they went down screaming, holding their face.
F. Orellana
Yellow Card
76' Orellana is booked.
75' Weissman is straight into the thick of things! He seizes on a loose touch from Nacho just outside the area and bursts into the box, going down under the Madrid defender's challenge. He is convinced it's a penalty but after a quick VAR check, it looks as though he's dived.
S. Weissman
Sergi Guardiola
73' The hosts make two more changes. First, Weissman comes on to replace Guardiola in attack.
K. Kodro
Roque Mesa
73' And now Kodro is on for Mesa.
72' Kroos tries the same delivery again from the free-kick, standing it up to the back post, but this time it's cleared away from close range.
Nacho Martínez
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71' Now Nacho is booked for tripping the substitute Duro about 25 yards out. Absolutely no intention of winning the ball there.
Lucas Vázquez
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69' Vazquez is booked for clipping Nacho's heel as the Valladolid full-back skipped around him.
68' Three changes straight after the goal - are Madrid going to sit on their lead, or have the subs been sent out to go and attack?
Vinícius Júnior
66' Isco gets some minutes under his belt too, coming on for Vinicius.
Hugo Duro
M. Díaz
66' Another youngster, 21-year-old Duro comes on in place of Mariano.
Sergio Arribas
66' Changes afoot. The 19-year-old Arribas replaces Asensio.
T. Kroos
65' Kroos gets the assist for a pinpoint set-piece delivery.
65' GOAL! 1-0 Madrid, finally Casemiro scores! It's his third big chance of the night and he makes it count. Vazquez wins a free-kick on the right which Kroos delivers high to the far post. Casemiro rises above Luis Perez and heads back across goal into the bottom-right corner. Good header.
64' Nacho barges Vazquez over, just beyond the right corner of the Valladolid penalty area.
63' Guardiola finds Kike Perez with a nice ball out to the left. His cross looks a decent one but Varane is there to clear.
S. Janko
61' Valladolid make the first change. Janko off, Jota on.
Rubén Alcaraz
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60' Alcaraz gets the first yellow card of the evening for a late tackle on Asensio.
59' Madrid have only lost one of their last 17 away games in La Liga, winning 11 and drawing five. That defeat was a 4-1 reverse at Valencia back in November.
57' It has been a lively start to the second half. Neither side has had a lot of quality going forward so far but it would be pretty surprising if this stayed goalless.
55' What was that? Modric and Mendy are pressed in the left-back position and, trying to make a clearance, Mendy delivers a near-perfect cross for Orellana. He meets it on the penalty spot with a right-footed volley but, while he hits it well, he side-foots straight at Courtois. That would have been very embarrassing for Mendy if he'd found a better finish.
53' Luis Perez and Fernandez combine well to recover defensively after Vinicius and Mariano break into the area. Perez tackles Mariano and Fernandez boots it clear.
51' Vazquez comes infield from the right and works himself a yard of shooting space at the edge of the area. He looks to pick out the near bottom corner with a left-footed shot but it takes a slight deflection and the pace of the shot is lost. Masip saves.
50' Vinicius wins a corner on the left. Kroos delivers it to the centre of the area and Casemiro completely escapes his marker, but for a second time he sends a free header off target - this time wide to the left. It looked innocuous but he was wide open. That was a real chance.
48' Vinicius tries to bend a shot over Masip from the left corner of the penalty area, but he doesn't quite connect properly with the ball and it's a simple catch for the keeper.
47' Valladolid start brightly again. Mesa picks up the ball in midfield and shoots from range, but his low shot is easily scooped up by Courtois.
45' We're back underway for the second half.
Zidane doesn't have a lot of options on the bench tonight. Isco is the only recognised senior player on the list, with some reserves and youth prospects. It could be a chance for one of the backing cast to make a big impression.
Goalless at the break in a game which has threatened to burst into life without quite doing so. Valladolid started well and should have scored early on but Courtois made a superb double save to deny Orellana and Janko from close range. Madrid took some time to warm up in the game but Mariano has has two goals ruled out for offside, while Casemiro probably should have done better with a close-range header from a Kroos free-kick. 
45' Just one minute added on at the end of the first half.
44' Kike Perez tries his luck from the halfway line. His luck is out. It bounces well wide to the left of goal.
43' Valladolid striker Guardiola has had a lonely night so far. He has his first sniff of a chance as a ball is fired in behind the defence but Courtois immediately comes out to intercept.
41' Valladolid started the game very well but haven't done a lot since the opening 10 minutes. They're struggling to make any progress when they do get on the ball, and they're not seeing a lot of it.
39' Masip gives away a free-kick right on the line of the area, at the byline on the right side. He had to go around Nacho to catch a bouncing ball and couldn't quite keep it inside the area. Kroos picks out Casemiro but he heads over from seven yards when he should probably score. Madrid's best chance so far.
38' Janko nabs the ball from Casemiro in midfield and skips towards the area but the whistle goes for a foul from Guardiola.
36' Vinicius has been a pest down the Madrid left so far tonight. He skips away from one challenge before being sandwiched between two defenders and winning a free-kick. Kroos delivers it right-footed towards the far post, but Masip comes out and punches clear with one fist.
34' Gonzalez goes down in midfield after catching a stray elbow from Mariano as the pair tussled for the ball. No malicious intent from the forward.
32' Half an hour in, Valladolid have had five shots to Madrid's two and two on target to the visitors' zero. Madrid have been on top since the opening 10 minutes, though, and have had two goals ruled out for offside. 69% possession for Zidane's side, too.
30' GOOOAAA-no! Mariano is denied by the offside flag for a second time! Modric intercepts a loose pass just outside the area and slips it through to the forward who finishes smartly, but he's gone a little early once again.
29' It looks as though Madrid have been told to target Valladolid right-back Luis Perez in the last few minutes. Mendy gets the ball in the left-back spot and immediately fires it forward for Vinicius to chase, but he can't quite get onto it before the defender recovers.
28' Mendy and Vinicius combine well again, the latter finding the former with a clever pass from out on the left into the penalty area. A slight miscontrol scuppers his chance of a shot, though, and he can't quite tee up Mariano for a shot.
26' Varane makes an important defensive header from a Valladolid corner. The ball squirms out to Vinicius and it looks as though he's given it away in a dangerous area, but he does well to recover before spinning away from two markers and completing the clearance.
24' Mendy carries the ball forward well before finding Vinicius on the overlap. He goes back to Kroos who crosses from the left corner of the penalty area, but it deflects off a defender and loops up kindly for the goalkeeper to claim.
23' GOOOAA-no! Mariano scores, but he's well offside. He breaks in behind down the right channel and slots the ball under the keeper, but the flag goes straight up.
22' Madrid try to catch Valladolid out with a quick corner from the right. Asensio plays a one-two with Vazquez before crossing from the edge of the area, but he guides the ball straight into the goalkeeper's gloves.
20' Vazquez's cross from the edge of the area bounces all the way across goal and Luis Perez is able to turn and shepherd it away. It wasn't a bad ball in, but Mariano was a yard behind.
18' Asensio tries to chip the keeper as he gets in behind from a Kroos ball over the top. He gets it all wrong, miscontrolling the ball with his knee before tamely chipping it into Masip's gloves - but the offside flag goes up anyway.
17' Modric puts in a cross from the byline on the left but Fernandez gets across well to head behind from just in front of goal. The resulting corner is cleared away.
16' The absent Benzema has been involved in eight goals in 10 league appearances against Valladolid, with five goals and three assists. He’ll be a big miss tonight. However, Valladolid are also the only team that Vinicius has scored against more than once in La Liga, with two goals in three games against them.
14' The home side have started this game with plenty of energy and intent and should probably be ahead. With so many players out, this Madrid line-up doesn't seem to have instilled much fear in the side who started the night in the bottom three.
12' Asensio drifts infield from the right and looks to pick out the far top corner with his left foot, but he sends it well over.
11' Kike Perez goes down in the area under a challenge from Casemiro, but the referee isn't interested. Casemiro didn't seem to get a touch to the ball there, though Perez might have slipped over the ball somewhat.
10' Casemiro finds Vazquez with a raking pass out to the right side of the penalty area but he can't pick out Mariano with his cross.
8' Courtois is on his toes to tip away an Alcaraz shot from the edge of the box from the resulting corner, but the whistle goes for an infringement in the area anyway.
7' Brilliant double save from Courtois! A loose touch from Asensio allows Valladolid into the Madrid box from the left. Both Orellana and Janko should probably score from close range but the keeper makes two excellent reaction stops.
6' Vinicius is aghast when a Valladolid defender very clearly hooks the ball straight out of play and the referee judges it to have gone out off the Brazilian. 
4' Vazquez is caught late by Kike Perez, giving Madrid a free-kick in a good crossing position over on the right. Asensio delivers to the edge of the six-yard box and there is a man lurking at the back post, but the retreating Luis Perez manages to hook it clear with the outside of his right boot.
2' Madrid win an early corner on the left. Kroos takes it short to Modric who returns it to the German at a better crossing angle, but his low delivery is easily cleared away.
1' We're off!
The players are on their way out onto the pitch and we're almost ready for kick-off.
Madrid have won 10 of the last 12 games between these sides in the league, drawing two since their last defeat in November 2008.
Both sides are missing a number of players through injury. Valladolid make four changes from their 1-1 draw at Eibar last time out, with the suspended Lucas Olaza among those to drop out. Karim Benzema and Dani Carvajal have both suffered fresh injuries in the last week so Mariano starts up front for Madrid with Vazquez coming in at right-back.
SUBS: Victor Chust, Andriy Lunin, Diego Altube, Sergio Arribas, Hugo Duro, Isco, Antonio Blanco, Miguel Gutierrez.
REAL MADRID (4-3-3): Thibaut Courtois; Ferland Mendy, Nacho, Raphael Varane, Lucas Vazquez; Luka Modric, Casemiro, Toni Kroos; Vinicius Junior, Mariano, Marco Asensio.
SUBS: Toni Villa, Fede San Emeterio, Kenan Kodro, Shon Weissman, Waldo Rubio, Miguel Angel Rubio, Jota, Michel, Roberto Jimenez, Oscar Plano.
REAL VALLADOLID (4-2-3-1): Jordi Masip; Nacho, Bruno Gonzalez, Joaquin Fernandez, Luis Perez; Roque Mesa, Ruben Alcaraz; Fabian Orellana, Kike Perez, Saidy Janko; Sergi Guardiola.
Zinedine Zidane's side are looking to close the gap at the top to three points after leaders Atletico Madrid were beaten by Levante earlier today – though Atletico will have a game in hand after tonight. Sergio's Valladolid start the day second bottom, in the relegation zone on goal difference.
Hello and welcome to our live coverage of this Saturday evening fixture in La Liga, as Real Madrid travel to Real Valladolid.