Karim Benzema missed a golden opportunity as Real Madrid beat Real Valladolid 1-0 courtesy of Nacho's second-half goal.
Nacho scored his first LaLiga goal of the season to earn Real Madrid a 1-0 victory over Real Valladolid that sent Los Blancos top.
Gareth Bale is absent due to an ankle injury, but Sergio Ramos was included in the 19-man Real Madrid squad to face Real Valladolid.
Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has no issues with Gareth Bale, who will miss Sunday's clash with Real Vallodolid due to injury.
Hugo Vallejo joined Real Madrid from Malaga earlier this week and has been sent straight out on loan to Deportivo La Coruna.
Real Madrid and Valencia face potential banana skins in the Copa del Rey last 16, the holders facing Atletico Madrid's conquerors.
Eden Hazard could be set to return for Real Madrid in their derby clash with Atletico Madrid in February after returning to training.
Noel Le Graet wants Zinedine Zidane to replace Didier Deschamps at some point - potentially after the 2022 World Cup.
Tottenham are reportedly in talks to sign Real Sociedad striker Willian Jose, while Dani Ceballos could be leaving Arsenal.
As speculation over Kylian Mbappe continues, Real Madrid defender Nacho Fernandez was asked about the Paris Saint-Germain star.