Valencia vs. Real Madrid: La Liga Live Score, Highlights, Report

Sam TigheWorld Football Tactics Lead WriterDecember 22, 2013

PAMPLONA, SPAIN - DECEMBER 14:  Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid CF reacts as he fail to score during the La Liga match between CA Osasuna and Real Madrid CF at Estadio El Sadar de Navarra on December 14, 2013 in Pamplona, Spain.  (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)
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Mestalla—Valencia, Spain

Valencia 2-3 Real Madrid

Scorers: Piatti (34'), Mathieu (63'); Di Maria (27'), Ronaldo (41'), Jese (82')

 

Real Madrid claimed a precious 3-2 win at Mestalla on Sunday to keep themselves in the title race.

They took the lead twice through Angel Di Maria and Cristiano Ronaldo but Valencia kept pegging them back, and it wasn't until late on, when a tame Jese shot crept in at the near post, that the three-point haul was confirmed.

Much for Carlo Ancelotti to ponder, but a win is a win nonetheless.