Santiago Solari won Real Madrid's first La Liga match, but 18-year-old Vinicius Junior thanked Real Valladolid for a 2-0 victory on Saturday.
Solari thrown Vinicius to goal and build the tension of the Santiago Bernabeu, but the striker shipped before Sergio Ramos's late penalty gave the prediction a deceptively comfortable appearance.
Madrid day would have been even better if Rayo Vallecano noticed the 2-1 lead they enjoyed at Barcelona and held four minutes at Vallecas.
Instead, Ousmane Dembele and Luis Suarez won the Barca in the 87th and 89th minutes to win a good return in the absence of Lionel Messi.
This means that Ernesto Valverde's side is four points clear on the top of La Liga, seven before Real and four in Atletico Madrid, who were held in the Leganes 1-1 draw.
For Real and Solari, victory was very important. The opening in the 83rd minute was an intent to turn against Kiko Olivas, but it made Vinicius weave and shot, the kind of obeisance that Madrid's nerd attacks have run out over the last few weeks.
Vinicius celebrated when he went to the bench and hugged Solari. He knows the young man better than anyone else in the club after heading to Castilla this season.
Former coach Julen Lopetegui has clearly ruled that the B team in Madrid was the best place for Vinicius to settle, but missed every chance, and his young reputation was frozen.
Lopetegui considered the misfortune in his bad running several times, and even that seemed to benefit Solari. Vinicius's shot from two-staged Valladolid between Olivas twice hit the cross and Karim Benzema won a dubious late penalty.
"When the ball does not go in, it must be calm," Ramos said. "You must not overlook the created uncertainty and ultimately have a positive result for our confidence."
The home crowd was half-time and in the second half, but in the end it was relief, but relief.
Gareth Bale was not in the field to hear them after being replaced in the 71st minute and the team is still looking for a goal.
– "Not a lot of kids" –
Madrid, however, started the match against Wednesday's Champions League against Viktoria Plzen against the first prize of their six league games, as well as increasing their confidence and coach's strength.
"It's an experienced group, not a lot of kids," said Solari. – They also found themselves.
Madrid might have had little hope of reducing the gap on Barcelona's weekend, but 19th placed Rayo Vallecano came in a mustache to please them.
Jose Angel Pozo released Suarez's opening, a bend shot after the post, then Alvaro Garcia made his home front, tapping within a yard within a minute came the substitute.
Rayo fans believed, but Barca was the same, and when Dembele, outside the bench, hit the shot three minutes later, he still had time for the winner.
Suarez seized him with his sixth goal with four goals in brilliant form and at the right time while Messi recovered his broken arm.
Valverde said that Messi will be evaluating Inter Milan ahead of Tuesday's Champions League match. He also praised Suarez.
"Suarez has been getting better and better for a long time," said Valverde. "Now he gets more and more goals and now reports to them when we need them, we're happy for him."
Formerly Antoine Griezmann made a keen free kick, but Atletico Madrid did not have the chance to draw a few hours to defeat Leganes.
Griezmann's bending efforts in the second half were likely to prove the difference in Butarque, but Guido Carrillo's 82nd minute equalizer earned Leganes a deserved spot.
"We played more and wanted more, but we have to solve it to a point," said Diego Simeone.
"The feeling is bitter and sweet," Saul Niguez added. "We know that in these games the championship decides, Leganes played great first half, but we must be more ambitious and winning."
Real Madrid coach Santiago Solari gives instructions
Barcelona's predecessor Luis Suarez celebrates after scoring