2 very preventable goals conceded by Los Blancos condemned them to yet another home defeat on Saturday night. Nacho who won a penalty at Inter midweek gave away one here,his outstretched arm preventing the header into the danger area. Former Arsenal striker Lucas Perez scoring the penalty beyond Courtois who guessed the right way.
ALAVES should have had more goals but Courtois pulled off impressive saves to deny Perez again twice. It therefore was a surprise when the Belgian keeper gifted Alaves the second goal 5 minutes after half time. His pass to a defender just outside the box was intercepted by Joselu whose first time shot beyond the despairing dive of Courtios rolled into the virtually empty net. REAL MADRID pulled one back with a scrappy goal from Casemiro with 4 minutes left on the clock. Madrid have no time to lick their wounds, they travel to Shakthar for an important Champions league tie midweek. Mariano who replaced the dependable Benzema didn’t have a bad match but no disrespect to him but he is not in Karim’s class.