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Real Madrid ends winless run, beats Valladolid 2-0

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defeated 2-0 in the 11th round action, bringing an end to its five-game winless streak in the

scored two goals over a five-minute span towards the end of the match on Saturday night to secure a much needed home win in the debut of Santiago Solari, who succeeded the dismissed Julen Lopetegui, reports news.

Although dominated possession in the first half, it failed to open the scoring prior to halftime.

Valladolid then was dangerous in the second half and had the best chance to go ahead on the scoreboard, but a pair of shots by and Toni hit the woodwork and Courtois stopped a potential goal by Toni in a one-on-one opportunity.

Solari, however, made a key second-half substitution when he sent in Vinicius Jr., who replaced in the 73rd minute and gave Real Madrid the lead 10 minutes later on a shot that ricocheted off defender and into Valladolid's goal.

Real Madrid then successfully converted a penalty five minutes later to give his side an

With the win, Real Madrid provisionally holds the sixth spot in the standings with 17 points, while Valladolid is eighth with 16 points.



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First Published: Sun, November 04 2018. 15:12 IST