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Varane wowed by on-song Real

21 January 2013 17:59

Raphael Varane feels Real Madrid put in a spectacular performance in the opening 45 minutes of their 5-0 La Liga win over Valencia.

Both Cristiano Ronaldo and Angel Di Maria netted twice before the break after Gonzalo Higuain had opened the scoring for Real on Sunday, and Varane was delighted with his side's first-half display.

"The team played very well, our first half was spectacular and we are happy with the win," Varane told reporters.

"We always try to play that way, but things don’t always go how we want. On Sunday we were very good and safe at the back."

The Frenchman then went on to stress that Madrid have not given up on La Liga just yet, while claiming there are no internal problems at the club, despite reports of a rift between coach Jose Mourinho and some members of the squad.

"We have to go match by match and give our all," Varance said.

"The league isn't over until the end and we'll keep fighting.

"Everything is good in the dressing room, there are no problems at all."

Madrid sit third in La Liga, trailing leaders Barcelona by 15 points.

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Competition
Primera División
Date
20 January 2013
Game week
20
Kick-off
21:00
Half-time
0 - 5
Full-time
0 - 5
Venue
Estadio de Mestalla (Valencia)
Attendance
40000

Goals

0 - 1
9' G. Higuaín
 (assist by Á. di María)
0 - 2
0 - 3
0 - 4
41' Cristiano Ronaldo
 (assist by M. Özil)
0 - 5
45' Á. di María
 (assist by M. Özil)

Lineups

# Player Bookings
1
20
17
4
18
5 40'
10 63'
24
9
7 24'
11
Coach: Ernesto Valverde
# Player Bookings
1
18
17 19'
5 30'
2
14
10
6
22 34' 45' 53'
7 36' 41'
20 9'
Coach: José Mourinho

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
14
16
28
3
13
15
23
# Player Bookings
15 80'
19
21
9
11
13
27

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Sunday 13 July

23:51
23:42
23:37
21:46
21:06
20:34
20:33
20:33
17:15
16:43
16:24
15:24
15:07
14:58
12:52
12:50
11:55
11:24
11:19
10:36
07:33
07:16
07:14
06:59
05:33
04:57
04:06
03:45
03:14
03:02
01:29
00:55

Saturday 12 July

23:56
22:53
21:28
21:15
20:46
20:28
20:17
19:57
19:39
19:37
19:28
19:05
19:04
18:52
18:29
18:08
17:58
17:08
16:43
16:27
15:54
15:41
15:28
15:19
13:59
13:56
13:48
13:43
13:36
13:18
12:54
12:35
12:30
12:02
11:55
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10:51
10:37
10:30
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09:49
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09:34
09:27
07:59
07:25
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05:39
05:36
04:39
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02:51
02:49
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Primera División table

# Team MP D P
1 38 +51 90
2 38 +67 87
3 38 +66 87
4 38 +27 70
5 38 +17 63
6 38 +16 59
7 38 +7 59
8 38 -2 49
9 38 -5 49
10 38 -8 48
11 38 -7 45
12 38 -34 43
13 38 -19 42
14 38 -10 42
15 38 -24 41
16 38 -20 40
17 38 -28 40
18 38 -30 39
19 38 -22 36
20 38 -42 25

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