Having being in control for large spells, Real Madrid were suddenly in a race against the clock to get another goal with just 10 minutes remaining. They kicked into gear and after Morata played the ball across the box, Marcelo picked it up. He turned and curled past Diego Alves with his right foot and took off in jubilation at landing what turned out to be the match winner.
Real Madrid can relax now until Tuesday when they face Atletico Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeú in the Champions League while Barcelona have it all to do against Espanyol at the RCDE Stadium on Saturday night.
FT: Real Madrid put the pressure back on Barcelona now as they need a late Marcelo goal to clinch all three points.
Min 90+4 | Morata taken down by Garay as he grabs his ankle. He looks to be okay. Time just up now.
Real Madrid substitution: Vazquez replaces Luka Modric.
Min 90+2 | With four minutes of added time, Valencia win a corner. Parejo swings it in and it goes straight to Keylor Navas, who will take his time with his kick-out. Lucas Vazquez on the sideline receiving hit last instructions from Zidane.
Valencia substitution: Orellana is replaced by Bakkali.
Min 88 | Casemiro runs through and has oceans of space in front of him. He attacks it and has a shot as a last option but it's blocked.
Min 86 | GOAL! GOAL! GOAL! Marcelo curls home. What a finish after Morata gets the ball across the box. He saves Real Madrid with just minutes remaining.
Valencia substitution: Lato is replaced by Gaya as Voro looks to freshen up Valencia's defense.
Min 84 | Real Madrid really need to respond here. They have six minutes plus whatever time is added on to get a goal.
Min 82 | GOAL! GOAL! GOAL! Parejo slots the free-kick home. He curls it over the wall and while Navas gets over to it, he can't keep it out.
Min 81 | Casemiro living on the edge now. He is already booked and with a foul to his name. He reaches in and takes Orelland down outside the box. Gil Manzano doesn't even think about the yellow but it won't be long before he does. Modric is booked instead for making a nuisance of himself as Valencia plan their free-kick strategy.
Min 80 | Lota was the bodu under Ronaldo as the two lay there after colliding with the post. Both ready to come back on now after receiving treatment.
Min 79 | A lethal ball into the box my Marco Asensio. Ronaldo gets his chest on it, as it had plenty of pace on it, and he didn't think it would make it to him at the back post. He collides with the post too and remains on the ground. Looks like he will be okay though.
Min 78 | Santi Mina booked for clipping Dani Carvajal.
Min 76 | A really poor mistakes by Soler and Real Madrid have it. Ronaldo plays it to Morata but he whiffs at it and can only make contact with fresh air. Valencia get it away but only as far as Modric and he gets it wide but Valencia clear again.
Min 74 | Casemiro fouls Santi Mina in a dangerous position. Free is taken quickly and the ball floats in towards Navas but he gathers.
Real Madrid substituion: Alvaro Morata replaces Karim Benzema.
Min 70 | Rodrigo involved immediately. He gets his head on a long ball over the top and nearly loops it past Navas. It goes wide but a half decent chances compared to what Valencia have been creating prior to his arrival.
Valencia substitution: Rodrigo comes on for Nani, who takes the futs of 15 minutes walking off the field with his team down 1-0 and running out of time.
Min 69 | Marcelo turns Montoya and gets a shot away but it manages to go behind him and out for a throw. Wow! Even he can manage a smile after that effort.
Min 68 | Soler goes down now and doesn't get a free. He goes off in chase of of Gil Manzano so he can let his case be heard but the referee can't wait around as Real Madrid counter.
Real Madrid substituion: Asensio replaces James, who responds with a clap for the fans and a far more genial departure than in the past.
Real Madrid XI
Navas, Carvajal, Ramos, Nacho, Marcelo, Casemiro, Kroos, Modric, James, Benzema, Ronaldo
On the bench:
Casilla, Danilo, Kovacic, Isco, Asensio, Lucas Vázquez and Morata.
Diego Alves, Montoya, Garay, Mangala, Lato, Parejo, Carlos Soler, Munir, Orellana, Nani, Santi Mina.
On the bench:
Jaume, Aderlan Santos, Gayá, Eugeni, Medrán, Bakkali and Rodrigo.
Real Madrid v Valencia live stream: Latest news
16:12 | No fear of a clash of jerseys today. Real Madrid in their trademark white shirts and Valencia in their illuminous orange shorts and black jerseys.
16:04 | Real Madrid will be glad that they play before Barcelona today meaning they have the chance to put pressure on Barcelona, who don't play until later tonight. Barcelona did the same to them on Wednesday when they hammered Osasuna just before Real Madrid took to the field to play Depor but the tables have turned today.
15:55 | Ronaldo has not scored in his last four league games. He has not gone five without a goal since he wore the red of Manchester United.
15:53 | Real Madrid were comfortable against Deportivo la Coruña during the week but they conceded twice. Zidane will welcome back Sergio Ramos and Dani Carvajal. Ramos, along with Nacho, could be his first choice. It remains to be seen where Varane sits in the pecking order but Nacho has impressed at every opportunity this season and alongside Ramos, they seem to make a solid partnership.
15:49 | The Santiago Bernabeú, typically a stronghold for Real Madrid, but they have actually dropped more points at home than they have on the road this season. Valencia have picked up 25 points from 17 away matches this season.
15:42 | Valencia are without Simone Zaza, the score of one of the goals when Real Madrid travelled to Valencia earlier in the year. he hit the back of the net after five minutes that night. Munir takes his place tonight. The three attacking midfielders behind him are dynamic enough to, perhaps, cause problems for Real Madrid too. The loss of Enzo Perez will hurt Valencia in the middle. It looks like Carlos Soler will take his place but he is not as abrasive as a central midfielder.
15:37 | There has been plenty of debate about Zinedine Zidane's rotation policy. He feels as though it is very fair and says that at other clubs, the reserves only see minutes in emergencies. He made nine changes for Real Madrid's trip to Depor, and he has made another eight today as Valencia come to Madrid. In many ways, it is a very good thing but at what point does the changing and different combination of players catch you out? Or does it ever with the talent he is interchanging.
15:30 | Good sign for James to get another start today as he clings on to life at Real Madrid.
15:27 | Eden Hazard has been linked with Real Madrid and Antonio Conte says he can't guarantee that the Belgian will stay at Chelsea. He's hardly needed at the club with so much strength in the wide positions but has been in sensational form this season.
15:23 | Ronaldo has scored 12 times in his 14 clashes with Valencia and he has scored eight of them past Diego Alves.
15:17 | Real Madrid are looking to make it 58 games in a row to have scored a goal in all competitions. It is the longest streak any Spanish team has ever accumulated. Valencia have leaked 59 goals in the league this year, which make their defense the fifth most pourous in Spain's top flight.
15:15 | There we have it. Despite the fact that Real Madrid fans have been clamouring for Asensio and Isco to start but neither do. This will come as a hammer blow to Isco, particularly, as he has looked like a world-beater in recent weeks when given the chance. Another big game comes along and he is dropped.
14:54 | Real Sociedad have beaten Granada 2-1, sending the Andalusian side officially crashing out of the top flight. Real Madrid visit Granada next up after Valencia's visit, so in theory that should make it easier for Zidane's side, as Granada have nothing to play for. Or maybe with nothing to play for, they'll loosen up and have a belter...
14:36 | Our almost* infallible Oracle has predicted Real Madrid will win this one, mostly based on a) the fact Valencia have lost their last two and b) how poor Valencia have been away from home all season.
*hence why he writes for us and doesn't live on a tropical island with a supermodel.
14:21 | The Bernabéu will be full to bursting today. At the end of yesterday there were only 110 tickets left, which will no doubt have been snapped up by now.
14:18 | Valencia are right old party-poopers at the Bernabéu. They've only lost once in their last five visits, and two of the draws they managed, in 2014 and 2015, basically dumped Real Madrid out of the title race. Can they do the same today?
13:54 | Chelsea coach Conte says he can't guarantee that Hazard will stay at the club. Now, I wonder what possible big, capital-located, Spanish clubs that might be of interest to?
13:30 | We're nearly half an hour into the early Saturday game, with Real Sociedad hosting Granada. Tony Adams' side need to win at Anoeta to avoid being relegated today.
13:27 | Amidst all the chat about Real Madrid's A-Team and B-Team, Valencia coach Voro made it quite clear which team he'd prefer to face if he could choose: Real Madrid 'C'.
13:13 | There will likely be 635 empty seats at the Bernabéu today, after that number of Real Madrid season ticket holders had their briefs confiscated due to suspected reselling for the Clásico.
13:05 | And here's the Valencia squad for the match against Real Madrid
Goalkeepers: Diego Alves and Doménech
Defenders: Montoya, Gayà, Lato, Santos, Mangala and Garay
Midfielders: Eugeni, Parejo, Medrán and Carlos Soler
Forwards: Orellana, Rodrigo, Bakkali, Nani, Munir and Santi Mina
12:34 | A reminder of the Real Madrid squad for today's game:
Goalkeepers: Navas, Casilla and Yáñez.
Defenders: Carvajal, Ramos, Nacho, Marcelo and Danilo.
Midfielders: James, Kroos, Casemiro, Kovacic, Modric, Asensio and Isco.
Forwards: Cristiano Ronaldo, Benzema, Lucas Vázquez and Morata.
12:31 | The James at Real Madrid situation rumbles on. He's not part of Zidane's plans but is trying to play his way into them and avoid a summer move. And the thing is, he's playing pretty well right now when he gets the chance, nabbing three goals in his last two matches and looking lively.
11:54 | A win for Real Madrid will put them on top of the table, with Barcelona playing later today. Luis Enrique's side travel across the city to play local rivals Espanyol in the Catalan derby. We've got full coverage of the build-up to that game, followed by all the live action.
11:19 | In the corresponding fixture at Mestalla, Valencia grabbed all three points, stunning Madrid with two goals in the opening 10 minutes and then holding on for a 2-1 victory.
You may be thinking: 'That game doesn't seem that long enough ago to have been in the first half of LaLiga?', and you'd be right. It was played on 22 February 2017, having been postponed from the weekend of December 17/18 2016, when Real Madrid found themselves in Japan on Club World Cup duty.
11:04 | Valencia coach Voro has his fair share of problems coming into the match - he's missing Enzo Pérez, Zaza and Cancelo
10:33 | The fans who voted in our survey see things pretty clearly: they prefer a lot of the 'B Team' players to their supposed 'A Team' counterparts. Morata would get the nod over Benzema and Isco would start...
9:52 | Zidane announced he's feeling 'bloody brilliant' ahead of the season run-in, here's AS editor Alfredo Relaño's analysis of the Frenchman's approach to life and work, which he says is very suited to the demand of the Real Madrid job.
9:48 | Good morning from a rather rainy Madrid - it's a bank holiday weekend here in Spain for May Day, so of course the heavens have opened. There's almost certain to be rain falling at some point during this afternoon's match and the pitch at the Bernabéu will be pretty damp, just as I was when I arrived at AS Towers this morning having not set out with an umbrella.
Real Madrid v Valencia: Preview
Real Madrid continue their quest for a first LaLiga title in five years on Saturday against Valencia at the Bernabéu, a side who suffer from a bipolarity in their form that is evident in their results. On a run of of three wins in a row, Valencia have drawn one and lost two with their most recent effort a 2-3 loss at home to Real Sociedad.
The big debate surrounding Real Madrid since their 6-2 victory over Deportivo la Coruña surrounds what Zinedine Zidane's very best eleven looks like, or maybe more importantly, what his most efficient and dangerous one looks like.
The French manager made nine changes in their most recent game, not even bringing Ronaldo and Kroos, from the side that were defeated in El Clásico with Marcelo and Nacho the only two players not to be rested. With Asensio, Morata and James looking lethal up front, Zidane may or may not have a selection headache for the visit of Valencia.
Gareth Bale remains crocked but Sergio Ramos is back after accumulating the 22nd red card of his Real Madrid career and serving a one match suspension. Add that to the 88 minutes that Raphael Varane got under his belt against Depor and Zidane might have more options at the back than he has had since Pepe broke his ribs against Atletico Madrid a couple of weeks ago.
Valencia will be without Enzo Perez, who picked up a muscle strain, Simeone Zaza and Joao Cancelo, both of whom are suspended when Voro and his Valencia side travel to the capital on Saturday to take on Real Madrid.
The Valencia coach can call on Rodrigo for the first time since an ankle injury that he sustained in Janaury and can also rely on Jose Gaya, who also returns from injury for the trip. Meanwhile Dani Parejo has served a suspension and returns to the fold after missing their recent loss to La Real.
Valencia currently sit comfortably in midtable with no chance of Europe, but with no possibility of being relegated either. But don't think they'll be thinking of the beach quite yet: they beat Real Madrid the last time they played and there's plenty of pride at stake, along with Valencia players wanting to prove themselves to whatever coach takes over in the summer if, and more likely when, Voro leaves
Real Madrid vs Valencia live stream online: match facts
Real Madrid have won just one of their last six games against Valencia, drawing three times and losing twice.
Real Madrid are looking to score in their 58th consecutive game in all competitions, which is the best run ever for a LaLiga side.
Valencia have never lost three in a row under Voro and are on a two-game losing streak.
Isco has scored eight and assisted three (11) in his eight starts in LaLiga.
Real Madrid vs Valencia: live match betting
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