Real Madrid will be happy to be back on track in La Liga after defeating Valencia 2-0 on Thursday following the disappointment of dropping points on Sunday against Real Sociedad
After a lacklustre first half, quick goals from Marco Asensio and Vinicius Jr. in the second half helped coach Carlo Ancelotti of Real Madrid relax. The Italian acknowledged that his team had trouble getting going in the first 45 minutes, but they improved after the break. He was especially pleased with his Brazilian superstar forward’s performance.
“Putting effort was simpler in the second half. Vinicius struggled a lot in the first half, but his physical prowess made all the difference in the second.
More injuries were the only drawback for Real Madrid on Thursday. Karim Benzema had to be replaced after an hour, while Eder Militao was taken off in the first half. Although Ancelotti reaffirmed that his captain is alright, Militao’s situation is less encouraging.
Although Benzema is a fairly mild medication, Militao won’t be able to recuperate in time for Sunday.
Real Madrid didn’t need another injury; David Alaba and Ferland Mendy were already injured, and games were coming thick and fast.