Real Madrid ended their long wait for a La Liga victory by beating Real Valladolid 2-0 on Saturday with two late goals in interim coach Santiago Solari's first home game in charge of the struggling European champions.
Brazilian teenager Vinicius Jr. gave the new coach and an impatient Bernabeu crowd a lift in the 83rd minute by cutting in from the left and firing a shot which was heavily deflected into the net off Valladolid's Kike Olivas and awarded as an own goal to the defender.
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Espanyol conceded in injury time to draw Valladolid 1-1 and missed a chance to take the outright lead in La Liga on Friday.
Espanyol were in front until Italian forward Daniele Verde converted a free kick a minute into injury time to even the match and keep the visitors from moving past Catalan rival Barcelona at the top of the standings.
Espanyol now have the same 18 points as Barcelona but trail on goal difference. Barcelona host Real Madrid in the league Clasico on Sunday at Camp Nou.
Brazil and Real Madrid legend Ronaldo feels prepared and excited as he embarks on a new chapter in his career after purchasing a 51 percent stake in La Liga side Real Valladolid.
Ronaldo, 42, acquired the majority stake from club president Carlos Suarez, who owned 66 percent, on Monday for €30 million.
He was unveiled as the new primary owner in a ceremony at Valladolid's city hall and is expected to take over the role of president.
"I've gone through many stages in my football career to prepare...
Real Valladolid president Carlos Suarez has admitted the condition of the Jose Zorrilla stadium pitch against Barcelona was not up to La Liga standards.
La Liga have opened disciplinary proceedings following Barca's 1-0 win at Valladolid on Saturday.
"We thought it was going to be better than it was and that it wouldn't come up as much as it did," Suarez told Cadena Ser radio.
"It's our responsibility and if a fine is given, I obviously think it will be just."
Valladolid laid a new...