Mesut Ozil grabbed two goals as Real Madrid twice came from behind to defeat Valladolid 3-2 on Saturday to close to within eight points of Barcelona at the top of La Liga.
Real Madrid's midfielder Mesut Ozil (C) celebrates with teammates Sergio Ramos (L) and Xabi Alonso (R) during their Spanish league football match against Valladolid at Jose Zorilla stadium in Valladolid. Ozil grabbed two goals as Real Madrid twice came from behind to defeat Valladolid 3-2 to go eight points behind Barcelona at the top of La Liga.
The German international's brace included an exquisitely-curled, left-footed winner from a free-kick on 71 minutes to keep Madrid on the tails of Barca and second-placed Atletico Madrid.
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