Lucky Real Madrid end winless run in Solari’s first La Liga game

Real Madrid grabbed a fortunate victory against Real Valladolid in Santiago Solari’s first La Liga game in charge – their first league win in six games. Valladolid hit the crossbar twice in the second half before a late deflected strike gave Madrid the lead. Brazilian teenager Vinicius Jr cut in from the right wing and hit an effort that was going well off target until it hit defender Kiko Olivas. And Sergio Ramos chipped in a late penalty after Karim Benzema was fouled. European champions ride their luck Real had…

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