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Real Madrid vs Alaves: Real Madrid get back on track against Alaves with three second-half goals

real Madrid reacted to their disappointing Champions League loss away to Paris Saint-Germain by beating Alaves 3-0 in LaLiga Santander at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday night.

Marco Asensio broke the deadlock in the 63rd minute, and Vinicius Junior secured the three points 17 minutes later. Karim Benzema then put the icing on the cake in second-half stoppage time after converting a penalty.

It was far from a vintage performance by real Madrid, especially in the first half, and which saw the players being whistled. There were very few opportunities to speak in the first 45 minutes, but while there was certainly a response from Carlo Ancelottiof the team in the second half, Jose Luis MendilibarThe charges had their own opportunities.

David Alabathe free-kick test caused some problems for Fernando Pacheco at the start of the second period, but a few minutes later Mamadou Loum got frustrated after Luis RiojaThe center of flew over his head, following a counter-attack led by the Senegalese midfielder.

Directly from Loumchance comes to nothing, real Madrid almost opened the scoring. Vinicius was scored on goal but had his shot saved by Pachecothe free ball falling at the feet of Benzemawhose shot was then cleared from the line.

Alaves had a golden opportunity to take a surprise lead in the 61st minute. Asensiogoes to Thibaut Courtois was intercepted by Father Ponswho had just entered Jasonbut after rounding the real Madrid goalkeeper, he could only shoot into the side net.

The first goal of the match

Then, as often happens, real Madrid scored two minutes later. Asensio had been whistled for his bad pass a few minutes earlier, but he used that internal frustration to his advantage coming from the right and fired a magnificent shot into the far corner of Pachecogoal from the edge of the area. The 26-year-old’s celebration saw him respond to the crowd, calling on them to support the team rather than whistle, before kissing the badge.

Ancelotti oddly chose not to make any substitutions, but it seemed to work in the end like real Madrid kept moving forward. Benzema hit the post in the 77th minute, then three minutes later the Frenchman played a one-two with Asensio before choosing Viniciuswho ran towards the near post and simply fired a shot for the first time in front Pacheco.

That’s when Ancelotti decided to turn to his bench, making five substitutions in five minutes. The victory was already in the bag, but Benzema was able to put his name on the scoresheet in second half stoppage time from the penalty spot. Rodrygo goesone of the substitutes who entered the game, was knocked down by Florian Lejeune in the region, which was followed by Benzema Sending in progress Pacheco the wrong direction.

real Madrid now seven points clear of second-placed Sevilla, while Alaves stay 19th, four points from safety.