The evil is deep in Real. Knowing this, Alavés started this La Liga Matchday 20 match on the ground, despite his 17th place in the standings at kick-off. On his lawn, El Glorioso played high and aggressive in an attempt to jostle a faltering Casa Blanca in the opening minutes. Joselu also fired the first shot in the game with a close range header following an overflow on the left side of Luis Rioja (3rd). Before repeating two minutes later and finding, this time, Varane on his way. And if the technical mastery of Karim Benzema was not enough on a sublime sequence in the box after a service in the right tempo from Luka Modric (14th), the rage of Casemiro once again made the difference: the piercing Brazilian Fernando Pacheco with a helmet on a corner kicked on the right side by Toni Kroos (1-0, 15th). The hard part was done.
Found, Real then pressed the accelerator. Eden Hazard was restless in a rather efficient left lane with an active Mendy and the midfielder did not let Alavés breathe. Hazard, close to finding the fault after a one-two on the right of the area with Lucas Vazquez (28th), finally first turned into a passer. Vazquez, on the right, sought the edge of the area where the Belgian deflected for Benzema who adjusted the opposing goalkeeper (2-0, 41st). Then, still hit in the center-forward position by a ladle from Kroos, Hazard finished knocking out Alavés by spinning in the back of the defense and then beating Pacheco a third time (3-0, 45th + 1).
Shy start from the premises, Benzema puts on a layer
After the break, as in the first period, Joselu shot the first (47th) and the locals wanted to press with intensity. Real, with a strong midfield in great shape, then wanted to slow down, but Joselu beat Éder Militão on a free kick shot by Lucas Perez and conceded by Militão (3-1, 60 ‘). The former Castilla nurse in passing his reunion. And to avoid any procrastination, Benzema took advantage of a reversal of play by Modric to cross the field from left to right in order to shoot Alavés from the right (4-1, 70th).
Not trivial when you know that a few moments behind Thibaut Courtois was close to releasing the ball feverishly on Joselu. Despite a tightrope walker from Lucas Perez on the left, or a dazzling pass in front of the goal of the latter (84th), Real was little worried then and returned to four units of Atlético de Madrid in the ranking of la Liga. Alavés, for his part, is approaching dangerously the red zone.