A vital three points for Real Madrid that sees Zidane’s side share top spot in the LaLiga table with Villarreal, Valencia and Getafe after a dogged display against Valladolid where both goalkeepers were worthy men of the match.
Substitute Vinicius Junior scored the only goal as defending champions Real Madrid beat Real Valladolid to continue their unbeaten start to the season.
Zinedine Zidane’s side had taken four points from their first two La Liga games – both away – but took a while to get going in their first home fixture.
Valladolid keeper Roberto made fine saves from Federico Valverde and Luka Jovic to keep the visitors in the game.
But Vinicius stabbed in the winner from close range midway in the second half.
The win moves Real joint top of La Liga alongside Getafe, Villarreal and Valencia on seven points.
Three valuable points for Real Madrid as attention briefly turns tomorrow to the UEFA Champions League 2020/21 group stage draw.