Luka Jovic failed to make his mark against Real Valladolid as his replacement Vinicius Junior struck Real Madrid’s winner.
The Brazilian winger has struggled for goals over his last two seasons and so for all his youthful brilliance Zidane has overlooked him for big games including last season’s Champions League defeat by Manchester City.
Substitute Vinicius Junior finished well on 65 minutes and although he was offside the goal stood because the ball had reached him after hitting Valladolid defender Bruno Gonzalez.
Real have maintained their undefeated streak in the new season. Zinedine Zidane’s team have four points in the first two games of the league.
Valladolid goalkeeper Roberto defended Federico Valverde and Luka Jovic’s excellent shots to frustrate Real.
In other match of La Liga, Villarreal beats Deportivi Alaves by 2-1 and Elche beats Eibar by just 1 goal.