Vinícius Júnior broke the deadlock for Real Madrid from close range after a defensive mistake by Valladolid defenders inside the area.
Vinícius Júnior scored after coming off the bench as Real Madrid defeated Valladolid 1-0 on Wednesday for its second win in a row in the Spanish league, while Atlético Madrid was held to a scoreless draw against promoted Huesca in a disappointing first start for Luis Suŕrez.
Vinícius Júnior netted the winner midway through the second half after Madrid’s forwards struggled again in attack. The young Brazilian broke the deadlock from close range after a defensive mistake by Valladolid defenders inside the area.
Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane started the match with two strikers, but Karim Benzema also was far from his best up front.
“It was difficult in the first half, but we changed the game after we switched the scheme (to a 4-3-3) and I…