What is happening with the two biggest clubs in Spain ?!
The Real Madrid players were again disappointed in front of their fans, as Alaves celebrated 2: 1 tonight as a guest!
It sounds incredible, but Real has only five wins and three defeats after 10 games, from Cadiz, Valencia and now Alaves. For the sake of comparison, Barcelona has two matches less, if the victory of both, will be identical with Madrid, and we all think that the Catalans are in a far bigger problem. The truth is – it is not known who is in a worse position than the two biggest Spanish clubs, and in the whole story, the winner is Atletico Madrid, which is taking small steps towards the title.
Atletico is the only undefeated team, it has 23 points, six more than Real and even 12 from Barcelona, which has one match less.
Real Madrid has already lost to Cadiz at their stadium this season, they were slapped by Valencia away, and in the last round they drew with Villarreal at the Madrigal and now a new setback – from Alaves.
Alaves played an incredible game, like recently against Barcelona, which he took away a point with a player less.
Already in the fifth minute, we saw that Real’s defense does not look like itself without Sergio Ramos, and Nacho Fernandez blocked the ball unnecessarily and clumsily with his hand, the referee justifiably awarded a penalty, Lucas Perez was accurate from 11 meters.
The same player had a huge opportunity to double the advantage of the Basques in the 25th minute when he went out alone on Courtois, but the Belgian read his intention to lobby him and save his net.
Just three minutes later, new bad news for Real, Eden Hazard felt the pain and had to leave the field again, it is amazing how many problems he has with injuries since he arrived in Madrid. Azara was replaced by Rodrigo, but that did not help the Madridians much.
At the beginning of the second half, Thibaut Courtois made a catastrophic mistake, he added the ball to the legs of Joselu, who had no difficulty in scoring an empty goal for 0: 2 and a new shock for Madrid.
Real had to go for everything or nothing, Zidane introduced Vinicius instead of Asensio, but he left even more space in defense. Lucas Perez had a new opportunity, he was a little inaccurate, and immediately after that he connected Joselu with a goal, but Courtois saved Real again, as in the first part of the game.
After 0: 2, Real had nothing to lose, they had to attack even more, Rodrigo had a great opportunity in the 73rd minute, but a defender from Alaves broke the ball from the goal line.
The initiative paid off for Real in the 87th minute when Casemiro picked up one deduction and easily scored for 1:2.
By the end, Isko hit the crossbar, that was all from him today, Real lost, Alaves could have scored another goal and it will be interesting to follow the events in the ranks of Madrid until the end of the year.