Real Madrid created a heat for the match between Atletico Madrid – Barcelona when it was difficult to win 2-1 on Alaves field in the round of La Liga round 15.
After the deadlocked first half, Real Madrid midfielder Sergio Ramos made a mark with 2 goals when he opened the score (52 minutes) and then fouled in the penalty area to help Alaves equalize on the spot 11m (minutes) 65). However, in the context of Eden Hazard’s absence due to injury and Gareth Bale faded for the first time in the starting line-up since the beginning of October, Zinedine Zidane’s army was “saved” by the phase. Dani Carvajal’s goal to leave the Estadio de Mendizorroza field with 3 points.
The 2-1 victory over Alaves helped Real Madrid (31 points) temporarily rise to the top of the table and put pressure on Barcelona (28 points) when the Catalan team will have to march to Atletico Madrid’s Wanda Metropolitano in this round. However, Zidane probably still could not smile when the Royal team continued to show the play lacking vitality and creativity as expected.
However, with the victory at Alaves, Real Madrid is reducing the heat for Zidane’s chair when they have 6 wins and 2 draws in the last 8 matches. Along with winning tickets to the round of 16 Champions League teams after the draw of Paris Saint-Germain 2-2 in the middle of the week, the recent series of good achievements is a huge spiritual boost for Real Madrid towards the “Super classic” match with Barcelona on the Nou Camp on December 19.
The Super Classics is considered important for the La Liga title race as the winning team will have many advantages in the post-winter period. And now fans of Madrid only pray for Hazard to recover from injury in clash with rival Barcelona of superstar Lionel Messi.
Elsewhere, Valencia (23 points) continued to maintain the opportunity to jump into the top 4 after a 2-1 win over Villarreal thanks to two goals from Rodrigo Moreno and Ferran Torres. Meanwhile, Real Sociedad (26 points) still flew high when temporarily rising to the 4th position after winning Eibar with a 4-1 score.