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Zinedine Zidane suffered his first defeat since retaking the reins at Real Madrid as Gonçalo Guedes and Ezequiel Garay earned Valencia a 2-1 victory at the Mestalla.
Zidane had overseen two wins since stepping back into the Real hot seat following the sacking of Santiago Solari last month, but his 100% record and any momentum gained from his arrival vanished in Real’s ninth league loss of the season.
Guedes gave Valencia, who are unbeaten in the league since 5 January, the lead 10 minutes before the interval with a fine strike, collecting Carlos Soler’s pass before firing inside Keylor Navas’s near post.
Source: The Guardian – La Liga