Jesus Vallejo proves he can be Real Madrid's first-team centre-back
Las Palmas poised little danger to Los Blancos on Saturday afternoon, mostly thanks to Vallejo's staggering performance.
Earlier this season Jesus Vallejo was struggling at the Santiago Bernabeu. He missed several matches due to injuries and was way behind Zinedine Zidane's pecking order.
Still, the Spaniard never gave up and kept pushing for the best. On Saturday against Las Palmas, he has made his first league appearance since December 2017. And Vallejo was fantastic during the whole match. Looks like he has been playing at this position for ages.
• Against Las Palmas, Vallejo won every single duel with the striker Jonathan Calleri.
With Nacho's unfortunate injury, Vallejo may enjoy more matches as a first-team player. Even though he is unlikely to play in the Champions League quarter-finals against Juventus, Vallejo may provide a much needed back up in the league games.
How would you rate Jesus Vallejo's performance against Las Palmas?