Valencia 1 – Real Madrid 4
After their shock Copa del Rey exit at the hands of Leganes in midweek, Real Madrid returned to winning ways at Valencia on Saturday.
Real Madrid are all but out of the La Liga title race, but they still have a job to do to ensure they finish in the top four.
One of Real Madrid’s rivals for a top four position are Valencia, who have performed better this season than for some time.
Real Madrid won 4-1 at Valencia on Saturday with Cristiano Ronaldo setting them on their way with two penalties in the first half.
Santi Mina pulled a goal back on 58 minutes but Real Madrid showed their class with goals in the final six minutes from Marcelo and Toni Kroos.
Cristiano Ronaldo has now taken more penalties than any other player in the history of La Liga.
The Portuguese superstar has also scored 100 penalties for club & country over his career.
Half of Ronaldo’s eight La Liga goals this season have come from the penalty spot.
Did someone say Penaldo?
Ronaldo enjoyed Marcelo’s goal
Marcelo effectively claimed the match clinching goal with the score 2-1 to Real Madrid with six minutes to go.
The Brazilian was played in by Marco Asensio, and Marcelo fired home in some style, much to the delight of his Real Madrid team mates.
As Marcelo was surrounded by his Real Madrid team mates, Ronaldo took a cheeky pinch of Marcelo’s bum and social media certainly noticed.
See the Tweets on Ronaldo and Marcelo below.
— a (@Barzaboy) January 27, 2018
Ronaldo's interesting way of celebrating with Marcelo pic.twitter.com/BLfXP626HL
— Amitai Winehouse (@awinehouse1) January 27, 2018
Ronaldo : I can do anything for you bro, if you score😋
Marcelo : I'll be waiting bro😅
Ronaldo :👇🙌😂 pic.twitter.com/eHHp7Y5pEO
— HarunahKakande10 (@IamKharunah10) January 27, 2018
What exactly is going on here Ronaldo? 🤔 pic.twitter.com/jiBgBDcv6V
— Goal (@goal) January 27, 2018
Marcelo is overdue for a prostate exam, Ronaldo is just being helpful… https://t.co/sDz80yyN1t
— She Wolf® (@Shewolfmo) January 27, 2018
What exactly Ronaldo doing to Marcelo 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/aqSXkKIqNS
— Zingisa Mfoboza (@Zingisamfoboza3) January 27, 2018
I’m guessing Ronaldo is gonna have another baby after he was caught on camera putting his finger(s) up Marcelo’s ass?
— #Umtitismo (@AbuThiago__) January 27, 2018
Look at how Ronaldo celebrated Marcelo' and Kroos's goal but he only cares about himself, no?
— Wasay (@CarvajalRelated) January 27, 2018
— Xtra Minute (@XtraminuteTV) January 27, 2018