The home side took a 1-0 lead into the interval courtesy of a 27th-minute header from Cristiano Ronaldo.
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REAL: Navas; Carvajal, Ramos, Nacho, Marcelo; Kroos, Casemiro, Modric; James, Benzema, Ronaldo
VAL: Alves; Montoya, Garay, Mangala, Lato; Parejo, Soler; Munir, Orellana, Nani; Mina
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