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Benzema, Vinicius combine to help to a Real Madrid comeback win over Valencia

Karim Benzema and Vinicius Junior were the heros for Real Madrid as the Blancos came from behind to beat Valencia at the Mestalla.

After an end to end football, it was Valencia, who broke the deadlock in the 66th minute, after a cross from the right was poorly headed by Lucas Vasquez, and Hugo Duro blasted a low shot to the bottom corner to give the home side the lead.

Real Madrid’s pressure late on paid off, as Karim Benzema and Vinicius Junior combined to turn the game around for the Blancos as The Frenchman found the Brazilian in the box, and Vini fired a low shot into the back of the net to score the equalizer in the 86th minute.

Three minutes later, Vinicius became the provider and Benzema became the scorer, as the Brazilian sent in a chipped cross into the box, and the captain headed home his sixth league goal of the season.

Following the draw between Atlético Madrid and Athletic Bilbao, Real Madrid moved to the top of the table with 13 points, while Valencia sit third on the log with 10 points.

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