Vinicius scores twice as Real fight back to draw at Valencia

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(Reuters) – Vinicius Jr scored a brace to help Real Madrid fight back from two goals down to earn a 2-2 draw at Valencia in an ill-tempered LaLiga clash on Saturday.

Hugo Duro gave the hosts the lead with a header in the 27th minute and Roman Yaremchuk made the most of a bad mistake from Real defender Dani Carvajal to extend Valencia’s lead three minutes later.

However, Vinicius reduced the deficit with a close-range finish in first-half stoppage time and scored the equaliser with a towering header in the 76th minute.

Real moved to 66 points in the standings, seven points ahead of second-placed Girona who have a game in hand at Mallorca on Sunday. Barcelona are third on 57 points.

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