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Real Madrid vs Deportivo Alavés Live Score and Commentary

Real Madrid
FT
3 - 0
Deportivo Alavés
K. Benzema 31'
Isco 85'
Nacho 88'
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PEEP! PEEP! PEEEEEP! That's that and Madrid win 3-0 against Alaves

This match has shown just how cruel sport football can be, and despite being palpably the better side for most of the match, Madrid's superior finishing - and that intangible will to win -sees them walk away with a crucial three points. 

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91' THREE MINUTES ADDED ON!... ELY smashes a header just wide from another superb Romero delivery. 
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89' Ronaldo jinks one deep, but Bale can't get to it!
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Superb, superb, freekick from Gareth Bale as the ball thuds the underside of the crossbar. The ball though bounces kindly to Nacho, who makes no mistake with a poacher's finish. Sergio Ramos would be proud
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88' GOOOOAAAL! NACHO!!!
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87' Manu Garcia goes into the book for tripping over Dani Carvajal... this is once again Ronaldo/Bale territory....
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WHAT A GOAL. He has been quiet all day, but has shown glimpses of what he is capable of. Here he runs onto a lovely little Ronaldo through ball that he SMASHES into the roof of the net from a tight angle
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84' GOOOOOOOOOOOOOALL!! ISCO!!!
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83' Isco's dribbling is ethereal isn't it? He magicks his way past three hapless Alaves defenders before laying it off to Kovacic whose shot is comfortably handled....
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82' OOOOF! Vazquez lifts a speculative ball to the far post and Bale almooost gets a flying volley on target. Meanwhile, Pelligrini throws the kitchen sink at the game as he sends on Christian Santos (striker) for Camarasa (defensive midfielder)
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80' Karim Benzema is taken off for Lucas Vazquez - the Frenchman was without a shadow of a doubt been the best Real Madrid forward on display here. 
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79' the corner is dreadful!
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78' Theo Hernandez does superbly to win a corner off Carvajal - the Atletico youngster has impressed today. 
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77' AIY AIY! Benzema tees up Ronaldo, but it's a wild scuffed shot of an attempt... he hasn't been on his A game here today. 
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76' Deyverson gives away a freekick by lunging into his compatriot Danilo, and Madrid continue their death-by-a-thousand-passes routine
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75' The Bernabeu is not liking this, and the discontent in the air is palpable 
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73' Oh! Superb move from Madrid as Benzema plays in Danilo with a lovely through ball. The fullback cuts it back and Feddal does exceptionally well to block Ronaldo's snapshot! Meanwhile, Alexander Katai replaces an injured Edgar Mendez
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72' Bale tries to dribble his way through the Alaves defence but ends up running into a cul-de-sac. 
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71' Alaves have comfortably been the better side of this half, and with better finishing, they would have been in the lead. Camarasa meanwhile slips the ball straight to Casilla as he tries a speculative through ball
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70' OHOHOHOH!!! Romero's first touch is a delicious ball in that Manu Garcia heads juuust wide with Casilla completely stranded. Alaves are inching closer and closer, aren't they.
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69' OW! That was way too audacious! Deyverson lays off the ball to Edgar and he curls a speculative effort straight into the palms of Casilla. 
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67' That's horrendous from Ronaldo! Benzema slips himin, and he shins a cross straight into the tier. Meanwhile. Zidane takes off the underwhelming Modric for the steelier Kovacic. For Alaves, Ibai Gomez is taken off for Oscar Romero
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66' Toquero spanks another superb ball into the box, but Pepe rises highest to smack it clear... Edgar gets the ball back, though, and chips the ball into the box where Deyverson tries to manoeuvre a near impossible header in on goal
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65' Alaves look a touch lost here, as Real Madrid proceed expertly with their sucking the life out of this game. 
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63' Bale skins Hernandez (who is no slouch himself) with an absurd burst of space, but the ball in with his right foot is plain woeful. He's been quiet today
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62' Isco and Benzema are on two different wavelengths and both of them leave the ball for each other as Toquero nips in to clear the ball. Madrid need a second goal to soothe the nervous atmoshpere
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60' Edgar swings in a ball that goes above all three of the men in the box, but Hernandez keeps it in before swinging it in.... AND HERNANDEZ MISSES THE GOAL FROM FOUR YARDS WITH ABSOLUTELY NO ONE AROUND HIM! OH MY LORD - WHAT A MISS!
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58' Real Madrid ping the ball around comfotrtably in Alaves' third of the pitch... nothing incisive as yet, though. Kroos curls one in, and Bale tries to bring it down with his foot, but the ball escapes him
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57' Alaves need to be finishing those chances if they are to make anything of this match
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56' OH! OH! Toquero curls in a lovely little ball, and once again Deyverson glances a weak header well, well, wide. He should have done better there!
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54' GOOOONOOOO!!!! Benzema slips in Ronaldo and the Portuguese does brilliantly well to take on two defenders and curl the ball into the net... but is offside, and the goal is chalked off. 
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53' He looks okay for the moment, but Real Madrid appear slightly nervous as Alaves continues the ludicrous high press.. Theo Hernandez burns Carvajal for sheer pace, and wins a throw-in deep in Madrid territory. Should have been a foul, though...
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52' Toquero hammers into Danilo as both of them go for the ball, and the Brazilian full-back is left on the ground in need of some serious medical attention. That landing looked painful
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51' Carvajal tries to utilise Bale's pace down the right, but his long ball is too powerful even for the Welshman. 
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50'... nothing comes of it, but Ibai Gomez creates all sorts of confusion with a lovely swerving outside of the boot cross from the right, but it just evades the onrushing Manu Garcia. 
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49' Ronaldo flicks Benzema into the box and goes for the one-two but the Frenchman's elaborate backheel connects with nothing but thin air. Alaves counter immediately and win a corner...
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48' OH! OH! OH! From five yards out, Deyverson ducks down to guide a stooping header over the bar! How did he miss that!!! OH MY!!! It all started when Casilla simply couldn't handle a high ball into the box
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47' Edgar Mendez contests with Pepe for a Toquero cross, but the Madrid man holds his ground well. Alaves are pressing incessantly, though, and Deyverson wins the ball back...
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46' Danilo tries to release Benzema down the left, but this time the ref signals for offside. 
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PEEP! We're off again! 
Nacho
88'
87'
Manu García
Isco
assist: Cristiano Ronaldo
85'
83'
C. Santos
Víctor Camarasa
Lucas Vázquez
K. Benzema
81'
75'
A. Katai
Edgar Méndez
69'
Óscar Romero
Ibai Gómez
M. Kovačić
L. Modrić
68'
K. Benzema
assist: Daniel Carvajal
31'
17'
R. Ely
Daniel Carvajal
R. Varane
11'
Tournament La Liga 2016-17 - Week 29
Stadium Estadio Santiago Bernabéu
Match time Sun, 02 Apr 2017, 07:45 PM
Deportivo Alavés (5-4-1)
Mauricio Pellegrino (Manager)
13
Kiko Casilla
6
Nacho
5
R. Varane
3
Pepe
23
Danilo
22
Isco
8
T. Kroos
19
L. Modrić
7
Cristiano Ronaldo
9
K. Benzema
11
G. Bale
1
Fernando Pacheco
24
Z. Feddal
2
R. Ely
5
Laguardia
15
T. Hernández
18
Toquero
11
Ibai Gómez
19
Manu García
8
Víctor Camarasa
17
Edgar Méndez
20
Deyverson
Deportivo Alavés (5-4-1)
Mauricio Pellegrino (Manager)
Real Madrid Subs
2
Daniel Carvajal
16
M. Kovačić
17
Lucas Vázquez
18
M. Díaz
20
Marco Asensio
21
Álvaro Morata
25
Rubén Yáñez
Deportivo Alavés Subs
3
Raúl García
4
Alexis
9
C. Santos
10
Óscar Romero
13
Ortolá
16
D. Torres
25
A. Katai
63% POSSESSION 37%
18 SHOTS 12
6 SHOTS ON GOAL 3
12 FOULS 16
3 CORNERS 3
4 OFFSIDES 1
0 YELLOW CARDS 2
0 RED CARDS 0
3 SAVES 3
Pos Club P W D L GD Pts
1 Real Madrid 34 25 6 3 53 81
2 Barcelona 34 24 6 4 68 78
3 Atlético Madrid 35 21 8 6 40 71
4 Sevilla 34 20 8 6 20 68
5 Villarreal 35 18 9 8 24 63
6 Real Sociedad 35 19 4 12 6 61
7 Athletic Club 34 18 5 11 10 59
8 Eibar 34 14 9 11 7 51
9 Espanyol 34 13 11 10 1 50
10 Deportivo Alavés 34 11 12 11 -8 45
11 Celta de Vigo 33 13 5 15 -5 44
12 Valencia 35 11 7 17 -11 40
13 Málaga 34 10 9 15 -9 39
14 Las Palmas 35 10 9 16 -14 39
15 Real Betis 34 10 7 17 -16 37
16 Deportivo La Coruña 34 7 10 17 -20 31
17 Leganés 34 7 9 18 -21 30
18 Sporting Gijón 35 5 9 21 -32 24
19 Granada 35 4 8 23 -46 20
20 Osasuna 34 3 9 22 -47 18
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Updated: Apr 02, 2017 21:37 PM | Published: Apr 02, 2017 19:24 PM