The Spanish soccer record champion Real Madrid did not convince at the dress rehearsal for the Clasico and thus missed the leap to the top of the table. Three days before the game at arch-rival FC Barcelona (Wednesday, 8 p.m.), the royal team at Cup winner FC Valencia only got 1-1 (0: 0) with a last-minute goal from Karim Benzema (90. + 5). Real thus equaled points with leaders Barcelona, but the Catalans remain ahead thanks to the better goal difference. Barca had only played 2-2 at Real Sociedad San Sebastián on Saturday, leaving his own counter.
Madrid could not make a profit from it, but has been without defeat across eleven games. The team around international player Toni Kroos, who played for the full season, started strong on Sunday, but Valencia soon made up for the game. Carlos Soler (78.) met at the beginning of the closing phase for the not undeserved leadership. In added time (90. + 4) the substitute ex-Frankfurt Luka Jovic was not given a hit, then Benzema struck.