Valencia vs. Real Madrid – Football Match Report – May 21, 2023
Diego Lopez struck within the first half to offer Valencia a valuable win over Real Madrid on Sunday that moved them additional away from the relegation zone in a recreation marred by racist chanting and a crimson card for Vinicius Junior.
With three video games to go, Valencia are thirteenth in LaLiga on fortieth factors, 5 away from the relegation spots. Madrid are third on 71 factors, 14 behind champions Barcelona, who secured the title final week with 4 video games to spare.
Madrid had nothing to play for after exiting the Champions League following a 4-0 thrashing at Manchester City on Wednesday of their semifinal, second leg.
Valencia, nonetheless, are nonetheless combating to keep away from the drop and located the online within the thirty third minute when Lopez scored from shut vary.
Real performed the previous few minutes with 10 males after Vinicius was despatched off following a scuffle with Valencia gamers.
The Brazil winger had confronted racist chants from followers on the Mestalla, which led to the sport being halted for a couple of minutes within the second half.
“I don’t want to talk about football today, there is no meaning in talking about football today,” Real supervisor Carlo Ancelotti instructed Movistar Plus.
“What we saw today is unacceptable. An entire stadium chanting racist slurs, I told the referee that he should have stopped the match.”
Ancelotti mentioned Vinicius’s response was “understandable” within the circumstances.
“I asked him if he wanted to keep playing, and he stayed in the game,” the Italian mentioned.
“LaLiga have a problem here. For me Vinicius is the most important player in the world. LaLiga has a problem, these episodes of racism have to stop the match.
“It’s your complete stadium that’s insulting a participant with racist chants and the match has to cease. I’d say the identical if we had been successful 3-0, there is no such thing as a different manner.
“Vinicius is very sad, he is angry. Something like this can’t happen in the world we live in.”