Real Madrid forwards Vinicius Jr and Karim Benzema scored within the space of three minutes deep in the second half to propel their side to a 2-1 win at Valencia in LaLiga on Sunday after being outplayed for most of the game.
The hosts went ahead in the 66th minute with a thumping low strike from forward Hugo Duro, who spent last season on loan with Madrid.
Real levelled with a deflected strike from Vinicius in the 86th minute and then the Brazilian turned provider, crossing for Benzema to head home the winner in the 88th.
Valencia would have gone top of LaLiga had they held on for the win but instead Carlo Ancelotti’s Real side lead the standings with 13 points from five games.
Photo Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema (R) celebrates with teammates after scoring the 2-1 lead during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Valencia CF and Real Madrid at Mestalla stadium in Valencia, eastern Spain, 19 September 2021. EPA-EFE/Kai Foersterling