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Summary

  1. Real go three points clear at the top
  2. Cristiano Ronaldo scores his 396th Real goal
  3. Dani Parejo's equalises but Marcelo hits late winner

Live Reporting

By Neil Johnston

All times stated are UK

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  1. Goodbye

    That's it for now. Don't forget we have a live text on the Catalan derby later as Barcelona look to return to the top of the table in what is an exciting race for the La Liga title. Build-up starts at 19:30 BST ahead of the 19:45 BST kick-off. Many thanks for your company. Goodbye.

  2. Heavy security for Madrid derby semi-final

    Real Madrid

    Real Madrid

    Real's next game is the small matter of a Champions League semi-final. If that's not big enough it's against neighbours Atletico Madrid.

    More than 2,000 security officers will be on duty for the first leg at the Bernabeu on Tuesday. The tie has been classified as "high risk" and security will be "reinforced", the Madrid city government said.

    Uefa ordered security at European games to be increased after the attack on the Borussia Dortmund team bus on 11 April. Atletico will have 4,000 supporters at Real's 80,000-capacity ground.

    Read more about this story here.

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    Image caption: Spanish riot police clashed with Bayern Munich fans during the Champions League quarter-final at Real Madrid on 18 April
  3. In the driving seat

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    Make no mistake, this is a massive win for Real. Marcelo's late winner puts Zinedine Zidane's side in the driving seat for the La Liga title.

  4. FULL-TIME

    Real Madrid 2-1 Valencia

    Real have done it. They go three points clear at the top of La Liga - if only for a few hours. The pressure is back on Barcelona.

  5. Post update

    Real Madrid 2-1 Valencia

    Marcelo's goal appears to have saved Cristiano Ronaldo from unwanted headlines for missing a crucial penalty at 1-0.

  6. Post update

    Real Madrid 2-1 Valencia

    Four minutes of additional time.

  7. Marcelo to the rescue

    Real Madrid 2-1 Valencia

    Hands up who had Marcelo for the winner? It's a rare goal for the Brazilian defender as he fires home from just inside the penalty box after Morata gets the ball into area. That's knocked the stuffing out Valencia.

  8. GOAL - Real Madrid 2-1 Valencia

    Marcelo

    Bedlam at the Bernabeu. 

    Real Madrid 2-1 Valencia
  9. Sublime free-kick

    Real Madrid 1-1 Valencia

    Real have chance after chance after chance and they are punished for wasting them as Daniel Parejo beats Keylor Navas will a sublime free-kick after curling it over the wall. It's a beauty.

  10. GOAL - Real Madrid 1-1 Valencia

    Daniel Parejo

    A huge goal at the top of La Liga. The Bernabeu falls silent.

  11. YELLOW CARD

    Real Madrid 1-0 Valencia

    Santi Mina booked for clipping Dani Carvajal. 

  12. Post update

    Real Madrid 1-0 Valencia

    Real in control but Valencia will feel they still have a chance while the score stays like this. Right now in Barcelona, tens of thousands of Barca fans are hoping they can conjure up something special.

  13. SUBSTITUTION

    Real Madrid 1-0 Valencia

    Karim Benzema's time is up. He clattered the post but has been unable to add to his goal tally. Alvaro Morata is on for the closing stages. 

    Alvaro Morata
  14. Post update

    Real Madrid 1-0 Valencia

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    Fifteen shots yet still only one goal in it.

  15. SUBSTITUTION

    Real Madrid 1-0 Valencia

    Nani's game is up. He's jeered by home fans as he 'walks' off at snails pace. Understandable if Valencia weren't losing but they're running out of time. Forward Rodrigo is his replacement.

  16. SUBSTITUTION

    Real Madrid 1-0 Valencia

    First change for Real. That poor set-piece was James Rodriguez's last action. He's replaced by Marco Asensio. 

  17. YELLOW CARD

    Real Madrid 1-0 Valencia

    Luka Modric thumps the turf in frustration after being chopped down in full flight just outside Valencia's penalty area by Eliaquim Mangala. It's another yellow card - the easiest decision the referee has had to make all game. James Rodriguez's set-piece is disappointing to say the least. Ronaldo, still reeling from his penalty miss, does not look impressed. 

    Luka Modric
  18. Post update

    Real Madrid 1-0 Valencia

    Apparently Diego Alves has now saved 24 of the 49 penalties he has faced in his career. That's pretty impressive.

  19. Post update

    Real Madrid 1-0 Valencia

    Moments before Ronaldo's botched penalty, Karim Benzema clattered the post from inside the area.

    Plenty of chances for Real yet they only have the one goal lead.

  20. RONALDO MISSES PENALTY

    Real Madrid 1-0 Valencia

    Cristiano Ronaldo is human! Diego Alves gets down to keep out Ronaldo's spot kick. It's not a good penalty in all honesty  but credit to Valencia's keeper.

    Cristiano Ronaldo