Real Madrid took three important points against Alaves. It was a very tough away match for Los Blancos. Despite squad rotation, Sergio Ramos and teammates could win the game.
After a draw against PSG, Real Madrid’s coach decided to rotate the squad. As you may know, Eden Hazard got an injury during the PSG match. He will be out for three weeks. White’s medics believe that Hazard will be fit for Valencia and Barcelona in December.
Real Madrid started the match with a different squad than previous games. Luka Modric was in starting line-up after a few matches’ absences. Zidane also changed the goalkeeper and gave a chance to Areola. At the same time, Gareth Bale began from the first minutes and gave a good match.
1st half of the game
Players could not show the high-class performance because of rain. It was raining heavily for 90 minutes, and it was visible on-field and mood of players. Real Madrid started with a dominant play in midfield. French coach decided to build a big wall in midfield, and Alaves had only a few chances in the first 45 minutes. With four midfielders, Los Merengues took the initiative and dominated for the whole first half. Gareth Bale had one perfect moment. After a cross from Marcelo, Welshman could score a header, but the ball hit the goal post.
Real Madrid had three shots on target in the first half but could not convert. At the same time, Los Blancos players dominated the field as they had 71% ball possession.
2nd half of the match
As the rain became heavier, players decided to give a shower of goals. Sergio Ramos opened scored in the first minute of the second half. As Real Madrid took the lead, Alaves decided to attack more. In just five minutes after the goal, Alaves has shown real potential.
In the 64th minute, Sergio Ramos played poorly in the penalty area of Los Merengues. The referee pointed to the penalty spot. Lucas Perez took the ball and successfully converted shot into the goal.
Real Madrid came for three points and decided to attack again. In just three minutes after penalty kick, Los Blancos players scored a beautiful goal. After a beautiful combination, Dani Carvajal finished the moment successfully.
Despite heavy rain, Real Madrid took three points from ALaves. Now, Los Blancos is the only leader of La Liga. Zidane’s team is waiting for the result of Atletico V Barcelona.