Valencia 2-1 Real Madrid: LaLiga’s most underrated player and more things we learnt


Valencia 2-1 Real Madrid: LaLiga’s most underrated player and more things we learnt

Valencia beat Real Madrid 2-1 at the Mestalla on Wednesday to end Zinedine Zidane’s undefeated return as Los Blancos manager.

The result put Los Che only one point off fourth place, while Real now sit 13 points behind leaders Barcelona.

Valencia players celebrate Goncalo Guedes’ goal against Real Madrid.

But what did we learn from the huge LaLiga fixture as the season reaches its exciting final stages?


1. José Luis Gayà is LaLiga’s most underrated player
There were plenty of outstanding performers on the Valencia team but one man who shone yet again is José Luis Gayà. It’s high time for some praise to go the way of the 23-year-old, who is comfortably the second best left-back in LaLiga this season behind Jordi Alba.

Sound in his anticipation, tireless in his runs up and down the flank, and not scared to take a no-nonsense approach to clearances where necessary, the full-back gave Madrid nothing down his side.