WATCH | La Liga: Marco Asensio magic rescues Real Madrid against Valencia
Spanish champions Real Madrid had to rely on two stunning strikes from a relentless Marco Asensio as they drew 2-2 at home to Valencia on Sunday while Sevilla grabbed a scarcely deserved first win of the campaign by beating Getafe 1-0.
Asensio, 21, delighted the Santiago Bernabeu with a long- range opening strike but Valencia scored two impressive team goals either side of the break through homegrown youngster Carlos Soler and debutant Geoffrey Kondogbia.
Here are Asensio’s goals:
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Marcelino’s side led with 13 minutes to go, forcing Asensio to rescue Real with a superb free kick in the 83rd minute. Madrid missed the presence of their talisman Cristiano Ronaldo and captain Sergio Ramos through suspension but almost stole the three points in stoppage-time when Karim Benzema’s shot was turned on to the post by Valencia goalkeeper Neto.
“We’ve paid for the intense month we’ve had,” said Real defender Dani Carvajal after his side’s fifth competitive game in 20 days. “We had all types of chances and we could have …read more