Real Madrid  overpowered Valencia in a thrilling match scoring a late goal  to win by 2-1 in the premier Spanish football league La Liga on Saturday

Cristiano Ronaldo struck early for Real , making him the all-time leading scorer in Europe’s top five leagues , although he missed a second-half penalty.

Dani Parejo equalised in 82nd minute but Marcelo’s late curling effort secured the win.

Real is positioned second in the table behind Barcelona, who beat Espanyol 3-0 later on Saturday.

However, Real will claim the title if they win each of their remaining four league matches as they have a game in hand on Barca.