Real Madrid overcome Valladolid in La Liga

A second-half goal from Vinicius Junior gave Real Madrid a 1-0 La Liga win over Valladolid.
A second-half goal from Vinicius Junior gave Real Madrid a 1-0 La Liga win over Valladolid.

Real Madrid bave beaten Valladolid 1-0 thanks to a second half goal from Vinicius Junior in La Liga.

The 20-year-old forward climbed off the bench and scored the decisive goal on 65 minutes.

He held the ball up on the edge of the Valladolid area and when the visitors failed to clear the ball ran to Fede Valverde.

His shot was blocked and Vinicius swept the ball home for his first goal of the season.

Goalkeepers had been on top throughout with Roberto Jimemez saving well from Luka Jovic and Thibaut Courtois denying Raul Carnero.

Earlier Villarreal bounced back from their weekend defeat against Barcelona with a 3-1 win over Alaves.

Elsehwere, Atletico Madrid carried none of Villarreal's goal-threat in their game away at Huesca.

Diego Simeone's side thrashed Granada 6-1 at the weekend with Luis Suarez scoring twice from the bench on his debut.

The former Barcelona man made his first start against Huesca but could not break the deadlock as Huesca picked up an important point.

Also on Wednesday newly promoted Elche picked up their first win back in the top flight with a 1-0 victory over Eibar.

It was Argentine centre-forward Lucas Boye who got the only goal of the game scoring from just inside the penalty area on 37 minutes.

Australian Associated Press