Laliga: Real Madrid Demolish Valencia

By Chimezie Nebolisa

Vinicius Jr. and Rodrygo scored a brace each as Real Madrid thrashed Valencia 5-1 on Saturday to stay hot on the heels of LaLiga leaders Girona.

Dani Carvajal opened the scoring for Los Blancos before the Brazilian duo took the reins as they romped to victory, to trail Girona by two points after they won 2-1 at Rayo Vallecano.

Madrid were without key player Jude Bellingham, after he suffered a shoulder injury last weekend from which he has not fully recovered.

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti said it was his team's finest performance of the campaign to date.

Speaking to reporters, the Italian said: "It was the best game, Valencia were not able to show their best level because we played very well. In the last two matches we've been a complete team, playing good football, with quality, sacrifice, commitment, we've done well."