Despite Real Madrid's victory over Ibar 3-1 last week, there are several factors that worried coach Zinedine Zidane and pushed him to scold his players after the disappointing performance they gave in the second half of the game.
But in yesterday's match, all these doubts were erased by a deserved win over Valencia with three goals, which gave the French coach a smile and several gains.
Among these gains: Marco Asensio, who returned after 11 months of absence due to a knee injury, scored a goal from his first touch of the ball.
The Spanish international is expected to be an important element of the monarchy in the last part of the season, and along with French star Karim Benzema will form a fiery offensive force.
The second gain is the promising understanding between Benzema and the Belgian Eden Hazard, who were key in yesterday's match against the "bat", and the French scored its first goal with the Belgian industry.
The third gain is that Zidane succeeded in striking a balance between defense and attack. His players scored three goals, and the defenders, and behind them, the Belgian goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, kept the nets clean.
Frenchman Verlan Mendi, Brazilian Casimiro and Croatian Luka Modric also performed remarkably, and contributed to their team's domination of the match.