Dani Carvajal forced an own goal and was instrumental in the second to help Real Madrid see through a 2-0 win over Valencia.
ESPN FC's Alejandro Moreno explains why Gareth Bale has not been the player that Real Madrid needs him to be this season.
Real Madrid are up to fifth in the La Liga table after a 2-0 win at home to Valencia, which seemed likely to be straightforward when they went ahead early through visiting defender Daniel Wass' own goal, but was only sealed late on when Lucas Vazquez found the net on the break.
The first half was the best 45 minutes of Santi Solari's time in charge, with lots of energy and ambition in Madrid's play. The second half was not nearly as impressive, but the Argentine continues to benefit…