It is seen that this Real Madrid the march goes. When he is at his worst, when he seems doomed to the abyss of a crisis that is going to take everything away, he is reborn to drive away all fears. The whites played a lot in Vitoria against him Alaves. After the elimination in Copa del Rey against him Alcoyano, a Second B, Madrid needed to win yes or yes to Alavés and if possible convincing for the word crisis to move away from the white club. And he won without problems an Alavés who could not celebrate his Centennial with a victory more than necessary to get away from the low zone.
Real Madrid, without Zidane on the bench, but the regulars in the field, less Militao who entered through the injured Ramos, came out onto the Mendizorroza grass with fear in his body after the KO in the Copa del Rey. Alavés squeezed and took advantage of white nerves to approach the C area with dangerourtois. Madrid, with continuous turnovers, could not find its place until it appeared Kroos who took command of the game and that way the merengue team improved and the goal arrived. After a double chance of Benzema came a corner kick that ended with the 0-1 of Casemiro at minute 15.
With the score in favor, Madrid grew and Alavés disappeared. Those of B
ettoni, first coach in Mendizorroza, they came up to command completely on the field of play.
The goals were missing and they arrived, although they took time. Benzema put the 0-2 in the 41st minute after a great collective move by Madrid and Hazard scored the 0-3 in the 46th minute after a millimeter pass from Kroos. Thus, with that 0-3, the break of a game that Madrid had dominated was reached.
Or so it seemed because the Alaves He came out with all the intensity that he did not have in the first half to push Real Madrid. The step forward of the Basque team made life difficult for the whites who were no longer so comfortable on the field. The goal of Joselu In the 60th minute, 1-3, it generated some uncertainty in the Whites’ ranks seeing the team’s trajectory this season.
That goal gave life to the Vitoria team that went for the one that would make him definitively enter the game that was in the air more because of the feelings that the two teams gave than because of the football that was being watched.
The restlessness of Real Madrid ended in minute 70 with the 1-4 of Benzema at the end of a counterattack started with a masterful pass of Modric.
That goal was the sentence of Alavés and a relief for the Whites, who could finally enjoy a placid victory. With that panorama, they entered Odriozola, Isco and Vinicius to give rest to those who will continue to be fixed for Zidane.
The final stretch of the game was a process with Alavés looking for more goals and Real Madrid controlling the game, the victory that restores peace to the white club. At least until the next game, in a week, on Saturday January 30, against Levante at Di Stéfano.
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1 F. Pacheco 1 T. Courtois 23 Ximo Navarro 46’17 Lucas Vázquez (29 Borja Sainz) 5 R. Varane 5 Laguardia 3 Éder Militão 22 F. Lejeune 23 F. Mendy 3 R. Duarte 14 Casemiro 21 M. Aguirregabiria 10 L . Modrić 77’6 R. Battaglia 46 ‘(22 Isco) (19 Manu García) 8 T. Kroos 8 T. Pina 72’11 M. Asensio 77’ (20 Pere Pons) (19 Á. Odriozola) 11 Rioja 46 ‘ 9 K. Benzema (7 Lucas Pérez) 7 E. Hazard 64’9 Joselu 78 ‘(20 Vinicius Jr.) (14 Deyverson) 16 Édgar Méndez
Goals: (0-1) Casemiro (15 ‘), (0-2) K. Benzema (41’), (0-3) E. Hazard (45 ‘), (1-3) Joselu (60’), (1-4) K. Benzema (70 ‘)
Cards: L Ximo Navarro (10 ‘), Manu García (49’), Éder Militão (59 ‘), Laguardia (79’), Borja Sainz (85 ‘), F. Mendy (86’), K. Benzema (87 ‘), Édgar Méndez (92’) L
Referee: Hernández Hernández A.
Spectators: 0 at the Mendizorroza
THE BEST The Real Madrid game that finally had a quiet game THE WORST The first part of Alavés that was very soft