Youssouf Kone intentó un pase en profundidad pero Martin Terrier estaba en posición de fuera de juego.20’Cambio en Benfica, entra al campo Pizzi sustituyendo a Rafa debido a una lesión.19’Remate fallado por Haris Seferovic (Benfica) remate con la izquierda escorado desde la izquierda. 92′ Chiquinho (Benfica) wins a free kick in the defensive half. Real Madrid break with intention for the first time tonight and the men in green are now enjoying more time with the ball as Valverde shoots. Hazard shoots after a fine turn and there’s the confirmation that Soler cannot carry on as the captain goes to ground and will need to be subbed.
Guedes shapes, shoots and drills the ball over the bar after fine build-up play from the men in white. Correia tries to work the ball into the box on the Valencia right and the ball is cleared to Vinicius who breaks and loses the ball with a fine interception. Guedes breaks into the area and Militao does well in impeding the Portuguese player from getting a strike on the ball. Hazard appears to be the player set to make way for Camavinga. Nacho and Maxi collide, the fans look for a card as the Valencia player is on the floor. More bad news for Valencia as Correia goes to ground and looks like the Portuguese player has pulled a muscle and can’t carry on. The closest the home side have gone to scoring in the 30 plus minutes of action. The game is being played with a high, high tempo and the fans add to the intensity but neither side has been able to dominate proceedings.
Hazard almost latches on to a long ball but the ball just zips away from the Belgian and the pace continues with intensity as Madrid win a corner. Nervous moment for Valencia as Valverde drives the ball across the face of the Valencia goal and the Georgian stopper is called upon to intercept. Great save from the Belgian, comentarios madridshop.net reflex stuff from the stopper. One can see the Bordalas influence with the high tempo intensity and pressing from Valencia. The added layer of intensity and excitement generated by the return of fans in LaLiga (and indeed everywhere) cannot be undersatted.
A rousing ovation for the No. Soler, Correia (Valencia) and Carvajal (Madrid) have hampered pre-game plans for Bordalas and Ancelotti alike. In total, Italian clubs have spent 284.388 million euros, with Atalanta being the only Serie side making the top 10 of the list with the teams who have spent the most this summer. Camavinga comes on with Modric retiring from the game. Camavinga poised for an entrance. Valencia free kick with Wass poised to strike. Valencia free kick as we enter the 50th minute of the half. 89′ Fernando Zuqui (Estudiantes de La Plata) wins a free kick in the defensive half. Valencia on top now and the fans respond accordingly. More space appearing now as legs tire ever so slightly. All of the game being played so far in the Real Madrid half. Best chance of the game so far.
Maxi Gomez tangles with Militao and the whistle sounds with the ref claiming that the Argentinean was pulling the defender. The ball zips inches wide from the Argentine’s boot and the whistle sounds for the break. The start of the half commencing with the same gusto as the first half with Valencia enjoying the bulk of early possession. Valencia edging the game in terms of possession but it’s Real Madrid who have carved out the better scoring chances. Plenty of rushed passes and a high press from both teams is continually seeing possession given away. Foulquier goes to ground and this looks more like cramp rather than a muscular issue. Valencia appeal for a penalty as Maxi goes to ground in the box after a collision with Alaba. Will tiredness be a factor for Real Madrid in the second half after their midweek Champions League action with a huge 0-1 win away over Inter at San Siro.
Just over ten minutes remain at Mestalla in the first half. Just over 20 minutes here at Mestalla. The ref. is coming under major flak here at Mestalla with Valencia fans making their feelings clear about split decisions that they feel are going the way of the men in green. Just under 27,000 fans here tonight at Mestalla as the Madrid players are whistled as they return to the pitch. A run of bad luck injury-wise for Bordalas’ men with Soler and Correia joining Gaya in the sick bay with muscular problems. Third card of the night and the second for Real Madrid. Valencia fans protesting every decision with jeers and whistles aimed at the ref with each decision they feel doesn’t go their way. Valencia are getting good value on their right hand side with Guedes and Musah causing problems for Nacho.
Toni Lato getting ready to replace the right back. Nacho Vidal (Osasuna) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Correct call as the ref. The game just lacks that little bit of poise as the excitement level is already there. Soler cuts a sorry figure on the Valencia bench with the captain head in hands after being forced off so soon in a big game. No sign of tiredness from either team with the game still being played at a frantic pace. Mostrando un especial interés por el mundo de la moda, Chiara Ferragni, que cuenta con más de 26 tatuajes repartidos por todo su cuerpo, abrió un blog en 2009: The Blonde Salad, que le impidió terminar la carrera de abogacía ya que dicha web poco a poco fue creciendo hasta llegar a alcanzar las 110.000 visitas diarias, algo que ninguna otra bloguera ha logrado antes.