- Carlo Ancelotti’s Real Madrid team won 2-1 over Cadiz at the Bernabéu thanks to goals scored by Eder Militao and Toni Kroos.
- Real Madrid has now closed the gap to Barcelona at the lead of La Liga with just two points thanks to their most recent win.
- Following their 3-0 victory against Real Betis, Valencia has moved up to the 10th spot in the La Liga standings.
Real Madrid beat relegation-threatened Cádiz 2-1 on Thursday to end its losing skid of two matches in La Liga. The victory allowed Real Madrid to edge closer to gaining an edge on Barcelona leading La Liga.
Real Madrid 2-1 Cadiz: Los Blancos take all three points thanks to Eder Militao's header and Toni Kroos' wonderstrike as Carlo Ancelotti's side close gap to LaLiga leaders Barcelona https://t.co/1bn7YLivSc— MailOnline Sport (@MailSport) November 11, 2022
After starting the season undefeated in the league, Madrid suffered its first setback on Monday, when it was defeated 3-2 away at Rayo Vallecano. In the round before that, it had played to a draw against Girona at home. The only other time Madrid has been defeated this year was when they were defeated away at Leipzig in the group round of the Champions League a month ago.
Eder Militao’s first-half header and a magnificent volley from Toni Kroos guaranteed that Los Blancos reverted to peak form. Prior to today, Carlo Ancelotti’s squad had only picked up one point out of their previous six available opportunities.
In the first half, there were very few opportunities for either team to score until Militao put his team ahead by heading in Kroos’ cross with five minutes left before the break.
Real Madrid was able to close out the game after taking an early lead thanks to goals from Éder Militao and Toni Kroos. Cadiz made a valiant effort to make a rally when Lucas Pérez scored a goal for them in the 81st minute, but Madrid was prepared to see the win.
After a winless stretch of six games, Valencia defeated Real Betis 3-0 to climb up to 10th place in the standings. Real Betis finished the game with 10 players.
Betis were decreased to ten players after Edgar González was issued a second yellow card. Valencia took advantage of having an extra player after André Almeida netted a free-kick goal only two minutes later. The score was tied at the half.
Hellas Verona is now in last place in Serie A as a result of Juventus’ close 1-0 victory against them. This win extends Juventus’ unbeaten streak in the league to five games in succession.
Moise Kean scored the game-winning goal for Juve in the second half of their match against the teams struggling to avoid relegation. Kean’s shot got a deflection and went over the head of goalkeeper Lorenzo Montipo.
Despite this, they were able to pull off the win, despite the fact that Alex Sandro was sent off in the last minute of stoppage time. The current break in play in La Liga, which will last until the 31st of December, has caused the competition for the championship to heat up.
Real Madrid is hot on the heels of Barcelona, which is now in first place after suffering just a five-point loss. Cadiz, on the other hand, has only 11 points and is now in second-to-last place.