Real Madrid won their tenth match in the regular season against Alavés in a very tough match for Los Blancos. Alavés had not lost until today any game they performed at Mendizorroza. Zidane decided that after the rotations he did in the last match against Cultural Leonesa of Copa del Rey, the starting 11 should be the same as the one he chose the last regular season game against Athletic Club.
The match started with a lot of intensity in the two sides and we could saw why Alavés are so dangerous playing in their stadium. In the seventh minute a great cross from Theo Hernández finished by Deyverson, the first goal of the match to the local team. Los Blancos had to do another overcome and it wasn’t going to be easy because Alavés were playing really good.
Suddenly, Gareth Bale had a good chance from a free kick to equalize the match. The shot of the Welshman finished in the wall but the referee decided that it was penalty because of a handball of Deyverson. Cristiano Ronaldo kicked the penalty and Los Blancos drew the match. In the minute 25 Pepe had to leave the pitch because of muscular problems and Nacho replaced him in the defense. A few minutes later Cristiano scored the second goal for Los Blancos with a great shot from outside the box.
In the first 15 minutes of the second half Los Blancos tried to calm the match with short passes and maintaining the possession. In the minute 62 Morata entered in the pitch substituting Benzema and we could the Spaniard striker taking advantage the minutes Zidane give him.
Many things happened in the last 20 minutes of the match. Cristiano had the opportunity to increase the advantage with a penalty, but Pacheco saved it. Only five minutes later Morata received a great long pass from Marcelo, and the Spaniard striker scored the goal that sentenced the match. Bale was substituted by Lucas just before Cristiano scored his third personal goal achieving a new hat trick in his personal account.
We saw a very good Real Madrid winning in a very difficult stadium and Los Blancos should be happy because it seems Cristiano has returned. Zidane should be happy with the match his players performed at Mendizorroza and now is the momento to think in the Champions League match they will face against Legia Varsovia.