Without Cristiano Ronaldo, Benítez’s team was not able to find the net in their last two games. Today’s game in Oslo against Vålerenga ended goalless.
Cristiano and Karim Benzema were both given a rest back home in Spain. Jesé and Gareth Bale were responsible for the goals – they just couldn’t find the back of the net.
Young talent Martin Ødegaard played from the start in the position which usually James Rodriguez occupies.
Denis Cheryshev, Lucas Vázquez, Marco Asensio and Borja Mayoral all came on during the game.