Late Marcelo Goal Gives Real Vital Victory

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A late goal by left back Marcelo earned Real Madrid a vital win over Valencia in La Liga on Saturday.

Real Madrid had dominated possession in the clash with took place at the Santiago Bernabeu but struggled to create clear chances.

A 27-minute strike by Cristiano Ronaldo saw lead go into the break with a slender lead and although Zinedine Zidane’s men looked more inspired in the second half, they were unable to make their dominance count.

Uncharacteristically, Ronaldo missed a chance to kill off the game in the 57th minute after his tame penalty was saved by Diego Alves.

They were almost made to pay for their profligacy in front of goal after Daniel Parejo levelled the scores 25 minutes later in the 82nd minute.

It took the combination of substitute Alvaro Morata and Marcelo to save Real’s push for their first La Liga title since 2012.

The left backs goal in the 86th minute moved Real ahead of bitter rivals Barcelona who take on Espanyol in the Catalan derby later on Saturday.

Real would however need to win two of their last three games an earn at least a draw in the third to claim the title should Barca win their last three games.

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