Real Madrid has defeated Deportivo La Coruna in a La Liga match played at Estadio Municipal de Riazor on Saturday. Madrid won the match by 2-1.
This was 16th victory for Real Madrid in the ongoing La Liga. With this victory, Jose Mourinho’s side closed their gaps with Atletico Madrid which is at no. 2 in the La Liga points table. Real Madrid is now only 1 point behind Atletico Madrid. However, Atletico has played one match less than Real Madrid.
For this match, Jose Mourinho decided not to include two of their key players i.e. Mesut Ozil and Cristiano Ronaldo in the starting line up.
The Blancos didn’t have a good start. They looked under pressure in the initial parts of the first half, but, after a few minutes, they started getting their rhythm back.
Real Madrid had the opportunity of taking the lead when they got a free kick in the 15th minute of the match. Angel Di Maria took the free kick, but, his shot was not perfectly placed. The goalie of Deportivo La Coruna saved that easily.
Deportivo La Coruna got ahead by 1-0 in the 35th minute of the match. It was a great left footed strike by Riki, but, the ball should have been stopped by the Madrid goalkeeper. He didn’t time his dive well and the ball went past him.
The leveller for Madrid came in the 73rd minute. It was the substitute Kaka who found the net. The Brazilian midfielder got the ball just near the penalty area and he whipped the ball into the right hand corner of the net to bring the Blancos back into the match.
Just a few minutes before the end of the match, Gonzalo Higuain scored the second goal for Madrid by capitalizing on an awesome pass from Cristiano Ronaldo and gave his side an all important lead of 2-1. That proved to be the final nail in the coffin and Madrid walked away with all the three points from the match.
Real Madrid’s next match will be a Copa Del Rey clash against Barcelona on Tuesday at Camp Nou.