Jose Mourinho’s men were in flawless form as they beat a lackluster Valencia side 5-0 in front of their own fans, at the Estadio de Mestalla.
Valencia did start the game brightly but it was Real Madrid who created the first real chance of the game. Seven minutes into the game, Higuain missed a real chance 10 yards from the goal after he was brilliantly picked out by Alvaro Arbeloa.
But just two minutes later Higuain made up for his mistake, as he expertly put the ball at the back of the net after Di Maria’s cutback following a brilliant counter attack from the visitors.
It was calm and quite for next 25 minutes, as both the teams were not able to hold the ball for long. But Los Blancos put four goals past the hosts in a matter of 10 minutes.
First. Mesut Ozil sent Ronaldo running on the left with a wonderful ball, and Ronaldo did well and put a low cross accross the face of the goal for Di Maria to easily tap it in.
Second. Just two minutes later it was Ronaldo himself. Fabio Coentrao sent Ronaldo in a lot of space, as he drilled a shot in the bottom corner from 10 yards out.
Third. Just four minutes before the break Di Maria’s cross was laid off beautifully by Ozil right in the path of Ronaldo who made no mistake and fired the ball home.
Fourth. And there was still time for another before the half. Mesut Ozil again spotted a wonderful run from Di Maria, as the Argentine slotted home easily in a one-on-one with Alves.
The restart brought some peace to Estadio de Mestalla. Just seven minues into the half, Valencia almost pulled one back, with Pablo Piatti rattling the bar with a quality left-foot shot, following a goal-line clearance from Coentrao after Rami’s header.
The home side were able to create opportunities but did not find the back of the net, as Jose Mourinho’s men cruised to a splendid victory ahead of Barcelona’s first loss of the season.
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