Toni Kroos and Real Madrid stay on the heels for FC Barcelona in the race for the Spanish football championship.
The Champions League winner around the German midfield strategist won 2-0 (0-0) against FC Valencia.
With 45 points, Real is in second location behind the Catalan league leader.
Marco Ascension (52nd) and Vinicius Junior (54th) shot the royal to the 14th win of the season in La Liga.
Valencias Gabriel Bautista (72nd) saw the red card because of raw game in the second round.
While 2014 world champ Crews was replaced after 66 minutes, nationwide protector Antonio Rudder played through for 90 minutes.