90 +1' Real Madrid are just playing out time as they have got the result they wanted. Alaves players have accepted the defeat as they are just letting the La Liga leaders keep the ball.
88' Cristiano Ronaldo has got his hat-trick! What a brilliant play between Cristiano and Kovacic! The two play a quick 1-2 inside the Alaves box and the Portuguese slots home his 3rd of the match.
86' Real Madrid are not done here. They are not sitting back and defending now, they want another goal and Ronaldo wants his hat-trick!
84' WHAT DID I JUST SAY? Alvaro Morata runs in behind the Alaves defence and meets a spectacular through ball by Marcelo. One touch chip and it's 3-1 to Real Madrid!
82' Real Madrid continue to search for a third but Alaves are reluctant to let them score one! The players seem to be tiring and this might be a good time for Morata to notch a goal or two!
79' Cristiano Ronaldo is denied a hat-trick by the Alaves keeper as the keeper guesses the right side this time and makes the same. Ronaldo tries to go the same was as he did fir the first penalty but this time it's saved!
78' Real Madrid have a corner and Ronaldo is fouled just as the ball is whipped in. Referee is right on the spot to see it and gives the penalty straight away! Ronaldo steps up to take it...
74' Alaves are doing very well to frustrate Real Madrid now! Nothing is working for the Galacticos. So many misplaced placed passes by both teams!
72' OUCH! Navas has a knee to the head and we have a stoppage in play as the Madrid keeper receives treatment.
70' RONALDOOOOO!!!! What a spectacular attempt by the Real Madrid star to get his hat-trick but it's just above the bar!
67' Zidane wants to seal the game and us bringing on Morata for Benzema.
64' It's ben a rather quite last 3-4 minutes as it's all passes and miss-passes here. The fans are booing ever pass by Real Madrid now.
60' Gareth Bale with a rash challenge on Kiko and the Real Madrid man gets booked for it. If it was Clattenburg who was refereeing this match, it would have been a red card.
57' BAALLEE!!! He's been quite the 2nd half but the Welshman bursts into pace and finds space to try a long range shot..
..over the bar!
55' Deyverson!!! The Atletico Madrid loanee wants to get a result out of this game than any other Alaves player on the pitch. He's tried a shot from range but Navas collects it with ease.
53' Real Madrid are playing smart here. They are just keeping hold of the ball and trying to kill the momentum that Alaves are having this half. Passing and passing the ball among themselves without any intent of going forward. Alaves can't do anything about it!
50' The tables have turned this half. Real Madrid are sitting back and defending as Alaves push for that equaliser. Alaves have put so much into this match that you just want them to get the equaliser, if you aren't a Real Madrid fan ie.
48' Real Madrid have calmed things down after a shocking start to the 2nd half. They are finally able to get things done how they want it.
46' WHAT A START! Alaves almost get back on level terms but they just can't get the ball past Navas who does extremely will in a 1v1 situation.
42' Kovcic does well to keep stop an Alaves counter attack but can't spark a Real Madrid attack as he loses the possession.
39' Alaves players are not getting frustrated as they aren't able to keep hold of the ball. Torres is booked for a foul on Isco. The Alaves player planted his elbow on the Real Madrid midfielder's face!
37' Real Madrid are pushing for the third here and Ronaldo is spear-heading the attack now. He's got his confidence back and is not willing to keep quite now.
35' Ronaldo wants to complete his hat-trick before half-time itself here! Alaves can't let that happen. That just can't get back into the game if they want to get back into the game.
33' Ronaldo has a go at goal from 25 yards out and it loops over the Alaves keeper thanks to a wicked deflection off a defender! It was going in surely but the deflection made it impossible for the keeper to save - who might have got the ball covered if it wasn't for that.
30' Hernandez is really proving to be the cause of trouble for Real Madrid today! The Atletico Madrid loanee is making 2 sets of fans (at least) happy here with this impressive performance!
29' Ronaldo loses the ball near the half line and Alaves are on a counter. Danilo is caught out of position but Nacho does well stop the ball from coming into the box. Corner to Alaves.
25' Pepe has actually limped off the field. Concerns for Zidane as he's already got Ramos out for another week at least. Nacho did score that insane goal in the midweek, can he do something similar today?
24' SUBSTITUTION! Pepe goes off for Nacho Fernandez.
21' Alaves player sent flying in the box by Danilo but the referee only gives a corner. Replays suggest that it was a brilliant decision by the referee!
19' Alaves players show an intent to impress in all the big matches, to be honest. They did the same against Barcelona, they are doing the same today. If they show the same intent in other matches, they wouldn't be sitting 13th in the table!
17' Ronaldo steps up to take the penalty and sends the keeper the wrong way! The Portuguese International has ended his goal drought! Alaves 1-1 Real Madrid
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|16||Deportivo La Coruña||38||8||12||18||-18||36|