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April 30, 2017 ( Post 1 )

Real Madrid avoided a slip-up on Saturday in La Liga, beating Valencia 2-1 on a late goal from Marcelo.

Entering the day level on points with Barcelona atop the standings, Real looked headed for a win with Cristiano Ronaldo’s first-half goal. But a sick free kick goal from Dani Parejo with just under 10 minutes to go made it seem like the hosts would only get a point, but the Brazilian defender produced some late magic to lift his team to a vital win.

Riding that goal the entire match without creating much, Real conceded in the 82nd minute with this stunning strike from Parejo.

But just four minutes later, Marcelo cut inside down the left and fired home for the win.

And that is a massive result. A draw combined with a Barca win on Saturday would have seen Real down two points in the standings, with their campaign taking a big hit, but it comes up late as it does so often and keeps its hopes of winning the league alive and well.

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