Real Madrid re-established their eight-point lead at the top of the LaLiga Santander table on Saturday night after beating Valencia 4-1 at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu.
Karim Benzema converted a penalty to open the scoring for Los Blancos before two second-half goals from Vinicius Junior saw Carlo Ancelotti‘s side pull away from Jose Bordalas’ charges.
Goncalo Guedes pulled one back for Valencia from the penalty spot, but by then it was too little too late. Benzema then added another for Real Madrid in the latter stages of the match.
There was some hope for Valencia that they could at least head home with a goal, as Thibaut Courtois pulled off an excellent save to stop Daniel Wass‘ impressive half-volley. With 15 minutes to go.
This 4-1 result means that Real Madrid has put pressure on second-placed Sevilla by going eight points clear, but it is also another sign of the strength of Ancelotti‘s team this season.
With Benzema and Vinicius in this sort of form, they could be in with a chance of not only winning the league title but possibly the Champions League as well.