First Division - Day 6

Alavés 1 - Real Madrid 2

Alavés: Pacheco; Vigaray (Alexis 46‘), Maripán, Rodrigo Ely, Rubén Duarte; Manu García, Dani Torres; Burgui (Alfonso Pedraza 66’), Alvaro Medran, Ibai Gómez (Rubén Sobrino 81’); Munir. 4-2-3-1.
Madrid: Keylor Navas; Dani Carvajal, Varane, Sergio Ramos, Nacho; Dani Ceballos (Marco Llorente 72’), Casemiro, Isco (Borja Mayoral 90’); Lucas Vázquez, Ronaldo, Marco Asensio. 4-3-3.

0-1. 10. Ceballos. Picked up Asensio pass and cut across to shoot past Pacheco.
1-1. 40. Manu García. Ran in to head Munir cross past Navas and in to roof of net.
1-2. 43. Ceballos. Drilled shot in to net after keeper pushed out Carvajal centre.

Yellow cards: Vigaray 14’, Carvajal 32’, Rodrigo Ely 45’, Alvaro Medrán 61’, Manu García 67’, Dani Torres 87’, Nacho 88’.

Real Madrid bounced back from their midweek defeat with a 1-2 victory at Alavés on Saturday, and they are up to fourth pending the rest of the weekend games. Dani Ceballos took advantage of his first start to score both goals in the first half, the opener after Asensio set him up, and the second with a low shot after Manu García had headed the equaliser for the visitors. After the interval Ronaldo twice fired shots against the upright, and Ramos missed an easy chance, but Alavés could have saved a point late on, Alfonso Pedraza in particular hitting the woodwork a couple of times near the end. . The Vitoria based side have yet to pick up a point though, and they drop to last spot after Málaga drew later in the day