There are parties that enter the history of a League for its beauty and others for its importance. Of the last, clearly, it was this one from Zorrilla, which Madrid won the sprint against an opponent with more grip than marketing. He decided on a header from Nacho, side nosy to battering ram, A guard defense. That outburst gave Madrid a leadership that lost in Mallorca, on the ninth day, the night everything changed. Valladolid went from more to less and it was not enough with the dignity to stop that inertia of Madrid that accompanies the champions, to win the sun and the shadow, with arguments or with the hammer.There are teams whose pride is well above their budget, their salary limit or their ability to sell t-shirts. One of the most honorable is Valladolid, before which Madrid did not break the cold chain that began in Salamanca and will end in Zaragoza on Wednesday. The faith plus the organization are the climbing equipment of Sergio González, a commendably economical team that with very little takes two and a half years reaching the end of the month.From the ethics of the effort, he presented Madrid with a game full of discomforts, with a center of the physical field, pressing, numerous and supportive. That piranha pond drove the Zidane de Masip team away.Zidane presented the most ambitious version of his 4-4-2, with Isco in that confused position between the classic midfielder and the disguised end of the wheel. However, nothing allowed Valladolid in the last third of the field during the first half. Isco’s inclusion was at the expense of Valverde, which has two extras: physical exuberance and its status as a native of Uruguay, a country that with less than three and a half million inhabitants was twice world champion because it placed football at the center of the universe. Without that overflowing Valverde game the game was at the point that suited Valladolid, the one of the extreme fight and the lack of activity in the proximity of the areas. A meeting, ultimately, flattened by the poles.The first stumble of Madrid was with the VAR. Joaquin made a garnet card entry to Rodrygo obviated by distance arbitration and Kroos put it in the second suit to Casemiro, whose powerful header beat Masip. It would have been the third consecutive goal of the Brazilian had not mediated an offside of a span. Casemiro, in any case, was the best acclimatized Madrid footballer to a game of much push and little ornament. Nor did Valladolid go too far in its aspirations. Míchel’s Olympic corner attempt, deflected by Courtois, was the closest thing to an occasion. It turned out, actually, a lawsuit of patience against patience: Valladolid hoped that the game would give him a chance when Madrid tightened his watch and those of Zidane were confident that the wear on the chase would soften Sergio’s. And so long he left a cold shock like marble.Madrid, despite Zidane’s smile that seems to take away everything, It has a serious definition problem. Between Barça and Benzema they had helped him hide it until now, but the Frenchman is an executioner with a tuxedo who occasionally misses the goal. It happened more often with Cristiano, but the drought still attacks him again today. And Rodrygo, just out of the classroom, has not acquired a regularity that only give the years.On the outside he didn’t get too much. Mendy lacks Marcelo’s finesse in enemy territory and Nacho, the correturnos, does not extend the band as much as Carvajal.The talk of rest in the locker room of Madrid should have been a reminder that the leadership was inches away, because in the second episode a more vigorous and fast team appeared. It started from afar and continued closely. Masip took a flat shot from Rodrygo, tried without a guy Kroos from afar, it was a very clear opportunity for Benzema for trying an assist where he asked for a shot and another for not directing a straight header. Valladolid had been sentenced to an involuntary bolt. It had started being a nuisance and had just become a trench. Zidane made his way to the right with Lucas Vázquez, but the party gave him the silk boot of Kroos, who placed a precise banana in the heart of the area and headed Nacho next to the stick. It was the ninth goal of a defense so far this year. Madrid has learned to distribute the goal and already has eighteen authors. Valladolid still had one last big deal, with a goal annulled Sergi Guardiola out of play, but his strength was the resistance and not the answer.