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Three takeaways from Real Madrid’s 2-0 win vs. Real Valladolid

Real Madrid grab much-needed win with late goals against Real Valladolid

Madrid sit ninth in La Liga heading into Saturday's clash against Real Valladolid, with interim boss Santiago Solari set to take charge of his first league fixture following Julen Lopetegui's sacking.

An already disappointing start to the new season for the Spanish giants hit a new low last weekend when they suffered a 5-1 humiliation at the hands of arch-rivals, FC Barcelona.

Saturday's game is the first of three tests for Solari before the next worldwide break and a home win against Valladolid followed by two victories on the road against Viktoria Plzen and Celta Vigo would probably be enough to convince club President Florentino Perez to hand Solari the job, rather than go for a big-name replacement such as Antonio Conte.

Gareth Bale and Sergio Ramos, who scored the hosts' second from the spot, were among the stars jeered, and Solari put the onus on his players to change public opinion.

He added: "I've told Vinicius to be bold, to take people on defend doggedly, he knows all of this and he doesn't need me to tell him".

"And as captain, I am proud that they fill my rucksack with stones and to have to pull from the front", Ramos said after the Valladolid match.

Supporters voiced their frustrations with the team's season by booing each time the centre back touched the ball. "Today we showed all of those things".

"We needed to win, and you don't get out of tough moments like the one we are in by winning easily", Solari said of the scrappy nature of the victory. "With a few good results we'll get the fans believing in us again".

As the mood continues to remain sour at the Bernabeu, Solari and the players must find a way to bring about some peace in the minds of the home fans.

But it was to be a cruel end for the impressive visitors as Vinicius' heavily deflected shot left Jordi Masip with no chance, before Fernando Calero's sloppy foul on Benzema allowed Ramos to snap his side's five-game winless run in LaLiga, moving them temporarily to within four points of leaders Barcelona.

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