Real Madrid humbled by Valencia
Valencia forward Carlos Soler scored a hat-trick of penalties as his side beat LaLiga champions Real Madrid
4-1 at the Mestalla Stadium in an extraordinary match on Sunday.
Karim Benzema put Madrid ahead with a scorching strike from outside the area but Valencia replied with Soler’s
penalties and a bizarre own goal from Raphael Varane.
Valencia got back to winning ways, ending their four-game run without a win in La Liga with a 4-1 thrashing
of Champions Real Madrid.
Los Che had luck on their side as they got three penalties along with a Raphael Varane own goal to help them
overturn Real Madrid’s early lead from Karim Benzema’s strike.
In a controversial moment in the match, the first of Valencia’s three penalties had to be retaken, after Thibaut
Courtois saved Carlos Soler’s effort from the spot, despite the encroachment coming from Soler’s teammate