Real consolidate first place with 3-0 Alaves win

Apr 03, 2017, 02:20
Real consolidate first place with 3-0 Alaves win

Real Madrid held on to top position at La Liga after demolishing Alaves 3-0 on Sunday at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium.

Karim Benzema opened the scoring as Real Madrid beat Alaves convincingly to extend their lead in La Liga.

Alaves refused to relent, however, and Edgar Mendez was left red-faced when he wasted a begging opportunity to strike level early in the second half only to spurn his chance in front of Casilla's goal.

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The third goal arrived moments later when Ronaldo allowed Gareth Bale to try his luck from a free-kick, which rebounded off the wordwork and fell to Nacho, who nodded home from close range.

Ahead of nine games in April, including huge clashes with Atletico Madrid, Barcelona and Bayern Munich, Zidane named a much changed XI. I want him to renew, he is a important player for us, he wants to be here and to play here. In addition, the wards Zidane, remain the only club in the example, not suffered a single defeat at home. The Croatian was strangely loose in possession, giving the ball away countless times.

Real Madrid star James Rodriguez has always been linked with an exit from the Bernabeu, but it looks as though this summer could finally be the end. Of those who came in Isco stood out most, even as speculation continues that the Andalusian playmaker could leave the Bernabeu next summer.

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The Spaniard has been very active in trying to grow football out in the U.S. and he also commented about the work carried out by explaining that; "There are new stadiums and great fans". We played a very good first half but in the second one we lost the ball easily. We scored three goals, maybe it's a bit hard on them, but we kept our goal to zero and that's important.

"Isco is doing very well".

"Playing away from home makes it even more hard, but we overcame those problems very well". "He played a complete game".

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The Colombian worldwide has struggled to establish himself under Zinedine Zidane this season which has acted as an extension of his problems since moving to the Spanish capital in 2014.

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