Guardiola nets late equaliser as Valladolid hold Real Madrid

La Liga By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 24/08/2019

Sergi Guardiola scores late equaliser as Real Vallodolid held Real Madrid to a 1-1 scored draw at Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday La Liga encounter.

Zinedine Zidane’s side dominated the match virtually from start to finish and created numerous chances, many of those falling to Gareth Bale and James Rodriguez.

The Colombian was a surprise starter as he came in for his first appearance since leaving the club to join Bayern Munich on loan for two seasons in the summer of 2017.

He was off target with a header and also fired just wide from the edge of the box in the first half as Bale and Benzema also failed to test Jordi Masip with headers and Madrid failed to make the most of their superior play and possession.

After a barren first half, Benzema scored the opener in the 82nd-minute but the Los Blancos were pegged back when Guardiola hit back two minutes from time.

Valladolid had stayed in the game for long periods thanks to the efforts of goalkeeper Jordi Masip.

The stalemate at the Santiago Bernabeu stalled Los Blancos' early-season momentum following last week's 3-1 win away to Celta Vigo.