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90' + 1'
K. Benzema
Penalty Goal
3 - 0
80'
Vinícius Júnior
K. Benzema
2 - 0
63'
Asensio
K. Benzema
1 - 0
48'
M. Loum
Yellow Card
33'
L. Modrić
Yellow Card

Match Stats

Possession
69% 30%
12
5
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 9 2
Total Passes 674 285
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Pos Team P W D L F A +/- PTS Form
1 Real Madrid RMA Real Madrid 38 26 8 4 80 31 +49 86 D D W L W
2 Barcelona BAR Barcelona 38 21 10 7 68 38 +30 73 L D W W W
3 Atlético Madrid ATM Atlético Madrid 38 21 8 9 65 43 +22 71 W D W W L
4 Sevilla SEV Sevilla 38 18 16 4 53 30 +23 70 W D D D D
5 Real Betis BET Real Betis 38 19 8 11 62 40 +22 65 D W W L D
6 Real Sociedad RSO Real Sociedad 38 17 11 10 40 37 +3 62 L W W L D
7 Villarreal VIL Villarreal 38 16 11 11 63 37 +26 59 W L W D L
8 Athletic Club ATH Athletic Club 38 14 13 11 43 36 +7 55 L W L D W
9 Valencia VAL Valencia 38 11 15 12 48 53 -5 48 W D L D D
10 Osasuna OSA Osasuna 38 12 11 15 37 51 -14 47 L L D D D
11 Celta de Vigo CEL Celta de Vigo 38 12 10 16 43 43 0 46 L W L W D
12 Rayo Vallecano RAY Rayo Vallecano 38 11 9 18 39 50 -11 42 L L L D D
13 Elche ELC Elche 38 11 9 18 40 52 -12 42 W L L L D
14 Espanyol ESP Espanyol 38 10 12 16 40 53 -13 42 D D L D L
15 Getafe GET Getafe 38 8 15 15 33 41 -8 39 L D D D D
16 Mallorca MLL Mallorca 38 10 9 19 36 63 -27 39 W W D L L
17 Cádiz CAD Cádiz 38 8 15 15 35 51 -16 39 W D L W D
18 Granada GRA Granada 38 8 14 16 44 61 -17 38 D L W W D
19 Levante LEV Levante 38 8 11 19 51 76 -25 35 W W L W D
20 Deportivo Alavés ALA Deportivo Alavés 38 8 7 23 31 65 -34 31 L L W L W

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UEFA Champions League
UEFA Europa League
UEFA Conference League Qualifiers
Relegation

Commentary

Thanks for joining us for live coverage of Real Madrid's 3-0 win over Deportivo Alaves in La Liga.
That three points for the hosts means that they extend their lead at the top of La Liga to seven points over second-placed Sevilla. They travel to Rayo Vallecano next as they look to maintain control of the title race. Defeat for the visitors keeps them in 19th position, four points off safety. They travel to Getafe next as they look to get some points on the board in their fight against relegation.
The game finishes with the scoreline 3-0 to the hosts. It was a struggle in the first half, where they found it hard to break down the visitors. Asensio and Modric both had shots saved easily by Pacheco while Rioja went closest for the visitors. The hosts upped the tempo in the second half though and broke the deadlock in the the 63rd minute via a superb curled effort from distance by Asensio to put his side in front. Vinicius made it 2-0 on 80 minutes after some clever link-up play between Benzema and Asensio created the space for the Brazilian winger to fire home. They killed the game off in injury time with a penalty after Rodrygo was brought down by Lejeune. Benzema stepped up and sent the keeper the wrong way with his spot-kick to make it 3-0 and secure the three points for his side.
90' + 3' FULL-TIME: REAL MADRID 3-0 DEPORTIVO ALAVES
K. Benzema
Penalty Goal
90' + 1' Benzema kills the game off!!! The striker sends the keeper the wrong way and makes it 3-0 with a confident penalty past Pacheco.
90' The hosts have a penalty!!! Rodrygo is brought down by Lejeune in the area and the hosts can put the game to bed here.
Lucas Vázquez
Carvajal
86' Vazquez comes on for Carvajal as the hosts look to hold out for the three points.
Marcelo
F. Mendy
85' Marcelo comes on for Mendy at left-back.
E. Hazard
Vinícius Júnior
85' The impressive Vinicius is replaced by Hazard.
Ximo Navarro
Rubén Duarte
83' Navarro is on for Duarte.
Toni Moya
M. Loum
83' Loum comes off for Moya as the visitors are forced to chase the game.
Rodrygo
L. Modrić
82' Rodrygo comes on for Modric.
Dani Ceballos
Asensio
82' Goalscorer Asensio makes way for Ceballos.
K. Benzema
Assist
80' Benzema and Asensio's clever link-up play made the space for Vinicius to finish.
Vinícius Júnior
Goal
80' Vinicius makes it 2-0!!! It's brilliant from Asensio and Benzema to link up and then pick out the Brazilian in the middle, who lashed it into the back of the net to double his side's advantage.
79' Real Madrid have now scored in 16 of their last 17 La Liga matches against the visitors.
76' Benzema hits the post! Vinicius laid it back to him but the ball was just behind the Frenchman. He dug out a shot but it agonisingly pings off the post and the visiting defenders can hack it clear.
74' The ball comes to Carvajal at the back post but the full-back's drive is straight at Pacheco.
Édgar Méndez
G. Escalante
72' Mendez comes on for Escalante.
Manu Vallejo
Luis Rioja
72' Rioja makes way for Vallejo.
71' Vinicius cuts onto his right foot and tries to match Asensio's goal with a curled effort towards the far post, however he gets it wrong and it flies behind for a goal kick.
68' Benzema is slipped through by a clever flick from Modric, however the Frenchman's shot goes into the side netting in a chance you'd expect him to bury.
67' The visitors are able to scramble away a couple of consecutive corners.
65' The host look keen to grab a quick second as they try and put this game to bed.
K. Benzema
Assist
63' Benzema laid it off to Asensio before the Spanish forward's sublime finish.
Asensio
Goal
63' The hosts take the lead!!! It comes from a brilliant finish by Asensio, who cuts onto his left foot before unleashing a superb curled effort from outside the box that flies into the back of the net past the diving Pacheco to make it 1-0.
Pere Pons
Jason
61' Pons comes on for Jason.
61' Rioja latches onto a loose backpass and takes it round Courtois, however he can only send his shot wide. What an opportunity that was for the hosts.
59' A deep cross finds Casemiro at the back post. The Brazilian lashes a half-volley at goal, but it ends up flying well over.
57' The visitors have lost 14 of their last 16 La Liga away games against Real Madrid.
55' Vinicius gets in down the left and Pacheco saves with his feet, before Benzema's shot is cleared off the line by Lejeune. That is the closest either side have come so far.
53' After a long throughball, Rioja nips away from Courtois, but his shot from a tight angle flies into the side-netting. That was a moment of real panic for the hosts' defence, but they get away with it.
52' Vinicius dinks a cross into a dangerous area but Lejeune hacks it behind for a corner, which Pacheco comes to collect.
50' Alaba's free-kick nearly wrongfoots Pacheco, who juggles it before finally collecting it before Benzema can tap it in.
M. Loum
Yellow Card
48' Loum receives a yellow card for a challenge from behind on Vinicius as the Brazilian winger drove forwards.
46' The hosts get us back under way for the second period.
The hosts have some serious firepower on the bench if they feel they need to mix things up. Will Ancelotti turn to the likes of Hazard, Rodrygo and Jovic to try and break the deadlock?
We go to the break with the scoreline at 0-0, with both teams lacking a real cutting edge. Pacheco has easily dealt with everything thrown at him by the hosts, comfortably saving shots from Asensio and Modric. Deportivo Alaves have had a couple of chances, with Jason and Rioja missing decent opportunities. However, neither team have been able to convert and therefore we go to half-time goalless.
45' HALF-TIME: REAL MADRID 0-0 DEPORTIVO ALAVES
43' Modric fires a hard drive at goal from the edge of the box but it's straight at Pacheco.
41' Asensio drags a tame effort well wide of the right post when he had passing options left and right.
39' Militao sends a teasing cross over from the right, but agonisingly for the hosts it goes just over Casemiro's head.
37' Rioja is played in down the left but can only fire a low effort straight at Courtois, who easily deals with it.
35' Vinicius thinks he is fouled on a couple of occasions, but both times the referee decides not to award him a free-kick and instead waves play on.
L. Modrić
Yellow Card
33' Modric is the first player to go in the referee's book after a cynical challenge on Loum in midfield.
31' Militao and Joselu come together in a big, aerial collision. Both claim for a foul but the referee awards nothing.
29' The hosts have only won three of their last seven league matches, after winning all of the previous seven.
27' Jason sends a shot over from the edge of the box as the ball fell to him in the visitors' first attack for a while. That's the kind of chance Deportivo Alaves will have to take if they want to get an unlikely win here.
25' Escalante is down momentarily requiring treatment after a heavy collision with Modric, but looks okay to continue.
23' The hosts have had 64% of the possession so far in this match, but so far haven't been able to create too many clear-cut opportunities.
21' Benzema takes a free-kick from 30 yards out, but it ends up flying well over Pacheco's goal. A player of his quality really should've done better there.
19' Rioja does well to get to the byline, but his eventual cross is poor and flies well over his teammates' heads in the box.
17' Real Madrid have won 14 of the last 16 league matches against the visitors.
15' The hosts have certainly had most of the early possession and chances, but as of yet the visitors are remaining resolute.
13' Alaba dips a superb lofted through ball over the visitors' defence to find Valverde. The midfielder tries to lob Pacheco but just gets too much on it and it lands on top of the goalkeeper's net. That's a let off for Mendilibar's men.
11' Carvajal picks out Asensio with a low cross but the Spanish winger's flick at goal is tame and Pacheco deals with it comfortably.
9' Militao sends an early header well over from a Modric corner.
7' Benzema has already had a nice couple of touches as he looks to link up with his teammates. This time, a clever first-time flick finds Asensio who then gives the ball away.
5' The hosts look to counter but Asensio's cross is blocked away for a throw-in.
3' Vinicius gets in down the left but takes a heavy touch and the ball runs away for a goal-kick.
1' The visitors kick us off and we are under way.
The two teams make their way onto the Santiago Bernabeu pitch ahead of kick-off.
Visiting coach Jose Luis Mendilibar also goes with one alteration from the victory over Valencia as Miazga starts ahead of the suspended Victor Laguardia with Joselu starting up top.
Home head coach Carlo Ancelotti makes just one change from the defeat at PSG as Valverde replaces Kroos in midfield while Asensio and Vinicius continue to flank Benzema up front.
SUBS: Toni Moya, Manu Vallejo, Facundo Pellistri, Martin Aguirregabiria, Antonio Sivera, Javi Lopez, Miguel De la Fuente, Pere Pons, Ximo Navarro, Abdelkabir Abqar, Edgar Mendez, Manu Garcia.
DEPORTIVO ALAVES (4-1-4-1): Fernando Pacheco; Nahuel Tenaglia, Matt Miazga, Florian Lejeune, Ruben Duarte; Tomas Pina; Jason, Gonzalo Escalante, Mamadou Loum, Luis Rioja; Joselu.
SUBS: Gareth Bale, Lucas Vazquez, Andriy Lunin, Isco, Nacho, Toni Kroos, Marcelo, Rodrygo, Eduardo Camavinga, Dani Ceballos, Eden Hazard, Luka Jovic.
REAL MADRID (4-3-3): Thibaut Courtois; Daniel Carvajal, Eder Militao, David Alaba, Ferland Mendy; Federico Valverde, Casemiro, Luka Modric; Marco Asensio, Karim Benzema, Vinicius Junior.
The visitors meanwhile sit 19th in the La Liga table and four points from safety. They did however end a run of three straight defeats with a 2-1 win over Valencia last time out.
The hosts come into this game top of the league and having not lost in their last four LaLiga matches. They were in Champions League action in midweek, losing 1-0 to PSG in the first leg of their last-16 tie.
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