Real Madrid were suffering in Pucela. Mariano scored two goals, both ruled out, but they also could have been behind. But the good work of Courtois and poor finishing by the hosts kept it at 0-0 until the second half.
It was then when Casemiro appeared to put Zidane’s men in front. Kroos took a direct free-kick to the space that, seconds later, the Brazilian’s head would occupy.
Casemiro headed his effort and Masip couldn’t do anything. The 0-1 came in the 65th minute, but that result could have come before. And with the same protagonists.
💥 Casemiro, el '9' del Madrid: gran remate de cabeza para adelantar a los blancos en el José Zorrilla. pic.twitter.com/nAx2pFzHsf
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Kroos put in two corners in the first half which landed on the head of his teammate. He was completely alone thanks to the passivity of the Valladolid defence, but he couldn’t score. The first one went over while the second, with everything in his favour, he put wide, not even close to the post.