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How Carlos Soler got a hat trick for Valencia against Real Madrid

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Real Madrid’s expectations were cut short after a hat trick of goals all from the penalty spot earned Valencia and unexpected at the Mestalla led by Carlos Soler.

 

Frenchman Karim Benzema got the first goal of the game for the Los Merengues barely thirty minutes into the game at the Mestalla.

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On the thirtieth minute, Yunus Mensah’s goal was ruled out for an infringement by the Video Assistant Referee. The 17-year United States youth international was also on target against Getafe, thus creating a record for himself in the process.

 

Valencia was awarded a spot-kick in the 34th minute. The penalty taker Carlos Soler, was ordered to retake the penalty after the first attempt. However, he was able to score from the second attempt as he sent the ball beyond the reach of Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois.

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At 1-1, Valencia began to move forward in search of a second and was finally awarded a goal after the ball passed through Raphael Varane beyond Thibaut Courtois.

 

The initial review by the Video Assistant Referee kept the players of Valencia at tense. However, the goal stood giving the home side a 2-1 lead at halftime.

 

In the 51st minute, Jose Gaya drove past two Real Madrid defenders to latch the ball but which was saved by the club’s number goalie.

 

Despite that miss, Soler was on hand to increase Valencia’s goal to three through the penalty spot.

The 23-year old Spaniard got his hat trick for Valencia after another penalty was awarded to his side, which was perfectly converted for Valencia’s fourth goal of the game.

The penalty became Valencia’s third of the game.

Valencia Matchday squad vs Real Madrid – November 8, 2020.

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17 Cheryshev D., 1 Domenech J. (G), 5 Gabriel, 14 Gaya J., 22 Gomez M., 15 Guillamon Sanmartin H., 20 Lee Kangin, 30 Musah Y., 19 Racic U., 8 Soler C., 18 Wass D.

Subs

25 Rivero C. (G), 37 Blanco A., 9 Gameiro K., 7 Guedes G., 23 Jason, 27 Koindredi K., 3 Lato T., 4 Mangala E., 11 Sobrino R., 21 Vallejo M.

Real Madrid matchday squad vs Valencia – November 8, 2020

 

11 Asensio M., 9 Benzema K., 1 Courtois T. (G), 22 Isco, 17 Lucas, 12 Marcelo, 10 Modric L., 4 Ramos S., 15 Valverde F., 5 Varane R., 20 Vinicius J.

Subs

26 Altuve D. (G), 13 Lunin A. (G), 24 Diaz M., 18 Jovic L., 8 Kroos T., 23 Mendy F., 21 Odegaard M., 25 Rodrygo, 40 Santos S.

Ibiye Ambille
Ibiye Ambille is a senior editor at Interesting Football, specializing in news reporting and analysis. Love's football, follows the game with passion. Ibiye holds a Diploma in Electrical Engineering at Ken Poly. ibiye@interestingfootball.com

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