Mariano hits the side-netting! The Madrid forward drops the shoulder, Casilla goes one way, Mariano goes the other, but the angle is too tight and he shoots into the side-netting.
Mariano flicks Casemiro’s pass first time to Vinicius, who sets himself up with one touch before burying his shot beyond Casilla into the bottom right hand corner from just inside the box.
Real Madrid will go provisionally level on points with LaLiga leaders Real Sociedad if they can see off Elche at the Estadio Martínez Valero on Saturday – but Carlo Ancelotti’s men will have to end Los Franjiverdes’ unbeaten home streak in the process.
Courtois makes a big save with his left hand. Boyé works a yard for himself, before shooting high but the big Belgian shot-stopper gets a strong hand to the ball.
No Benzema for Real Madrid for the first time in 8 months, which was always going to be the the rub of him playing again for France. For six years Madrid got him all to themselves, this season he’s played 17 games already and it’s not even November yet.
— Chirag Godara (@iChiragg) October 30, 2021