Valencia came out of the gates HOT against Real Madrid on Wednesday, grabbing two goals within the very first 10 minutes. Their opener came courtesy of Italian striker Simone Zaza, on loan from Juventus. And it was good.
Valencia break down the right side of the pitch, with Joao Cancelo sending Munir El Haddadi (with strong motivations of his own to down Madrid, being an on-loan Barcelona player) down the right side. Munir finds Zaza in the box, and the Italian then pulls out a beautiful piece of play to settle, turn, and volley past a helpless Keylor Navas, all in one smooth motion.
It’s Zaza’s second goal in two matches for Valencia, and his scoring touch couldn’t have come at a much better time. Fabian Orellana doubled the scoring for Los Murcielagos just five minutes later, and Valencia held on to beat the Merengues 2-1 thanks to the two strikes.