Valencia VAL Carlos Soler (Pen 35', Pen 54', Pen 63'), Varane (OG 43')
4-1 FT
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Primera Division Gameweek 9
Nov 8, 2020 KO: 20:00

Valencia - Real Madrid

Estadio de Mestalla Valencia
Referee: Jesús Gil
  23' Benzema
Carlos Soler (Pen) 35'  
Varane (OG) 43'  
Carlos Soler (Pen) 54'  
Carlos Soler (Pen) 63'  

Report & events

Valencia 4-1 Real Madrid: Soler hits HAT-TRICK of penalties to heap pressure on Zidane

In a bonkers game the officials and VAR had a number of incidents to get right and the majority of them went against Madrid

Real Madrid suffered another damaging defeat that will heap pressure on coach Zinedine Zidane, going down to a hat-trick of Carlos Soler penalties in a 4-1 Valencia triumph.

Madrid actually began the match in control and deservedly took the lead when Karim Benzema scored from the edge of the area.

But then the madness started. Lucas Vazquez was somewhat harshly penalised for handballing a Jose Gaya cross, but Carlos Soler missed the kick, saved by Thibaut Courtois. However, encroachment from a Valencia player led to the kick being re-taken, and this time Soler made no mistake.

And before half-time the hosts had the lead, Raphael Varane getting his legs tangled and bundling the ball over his own goal line.

At the start of the second half Kang produced a wonder-save from Courtois, who parried onto his post, and then Marcelo dived in on Maxi Gomez and the referee gave penalty number two. Soler slotted home again.

And then Sergio Ramos was penalised for a silly handball and Soler, for the third time, slid the ball into the corner of the net.

It was a total capitulation from the champions and they never looked like getting back into things after that, and they were further dealt a blow when Benzema limped off with what looked like a groin problem

Key Events

23'
  • BENZEMA: The Frenchman shifted the ball with pace to his right foot and smashed his shot into the top right-hand corner of the net.
    30'
    COURTOIS: The goalkeeper is able to make a great save from Soler, but encroachment meant that it had to be retaken!
    35'
  • SOLER (PEN): Soler then slots home the rebound on the second attempt.
    54'
  • SOLER (PEN): Moi Gomez is dragged down in the box by Marcelo and after a VAR consultation Soler keeps his cool to slot home.
    63'
  • SOLER (PEN): This time Sergio Ramos handballs inside the box and Soler is the hat-trick hero after scoring again from the spot.

    Valencia 4-1 Real Madrid: Player Ratings, Match Stats, Player Stats

    Valencia has won the match.
  • Player IN
    Substitute in, Rubén Sobrino.
  • Player IN
    Substitute in, Jason.
  • Player OUT
    Substitute out, Maxi Gómez.
  • Player OUT
    Substitute out, Yunus Musah.
    87'
  • Yellow card
    Yellow card for Jaume Doménech.
    86'
  • Yellow card
    Yellow card for Hugo Guillamón.
    84'
    Player IN

  • Substitute in, Luka Jović.
    Player OUT

  • Substitute out, Isco.
    83'
  • Player IN
    Substitute in, Kevin Gameiro.
  • Player OUT
    Substitute out, Lee Kangin.
    81'
  • Player IN
    Substitute in, Toni Lato.
  • Player OUT
    Substitute out, Denis Cheryshev.
    77'
    Player IN

  • Substitute in, Toni Kroos.
    Player IN

  • Substitute in, Mariano Díaz.
    Player OUT

  • Substitute out, Karim Benzema.
    Player OUT

  • Substitute out, Federico Valverde.
    76'
    Player IN

  • Substitute in, Martin Ødegaard.
    Player IN

  • Substitute in, Rodrygo.
    Player OUT

  • Substitute out, Marco Asensio.
    Player OUT

  • Substitute out, Vinicius Junior.
    64'
  • GOAL!!! 4-1
    Penalty scored by Carlos Soler.
    63'
    Yellow card

  • Yellow card for Sergio Ramos.
    62'
  • GOAL!!! 3-1
    Penalty scored by Carlos Soler.
    54'
    Yellow card

  • Yellow card for Marcelo.
    52'
  • OWN GOAL!!! 2-1
    Own goal by Raphaël Varane.
    43'
  • Yellow card
    Yellow card for Carlos Soler.
    41'
  • GOAL!!! 1-1
    Penalty scored by Carlos Soler.
    35'
    Penalty saved!
    Penalty saved by Thibaut Courtois.
    30'
    Assist

  • Assist given by Marcelo.
    GOAL!!! 0-1

  • Goal by Karim Benzema.
    23'