Real Madrid 4-1 Valencia: Player ratings

Real Madrid increased their lead at the top of La Liga to eight points as they eased to a 4-1 victory over Valencia on Saturday night.

Real went close during the first half, with Eder Militao bringing a save from Jasper Cillesen before Luka Modric smacked the bar from distance.

The breakthrough came when Casemiro was brought down in the box, allowing Karim Benzema to fire into the top corner for his 16th La Liga goal of the season minutes before the break.

Vinicius Junior continued his inspired goalscoring form in the second half, making his way through the Valencia defence to finish into the far corner.

The Brazilian got his second of the evening when Marco Asensio saw his shot pushed into the air by Cillesen, allowing Vinicius to finish with ease to make it 3-0.

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