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Live Reporting

Tom Rostance

All times stated are UK

  1. Farewell!

    Good night then, as the clock strikes midnight in Madrid Gareth Bale can probably go and grab a bite to eat and plan his next move.

    He's going to pick up another medal, that's for sure. See you over the weekend.

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    Granada (a), Villarreal (h), Leganes (a).

    Five points from those three games and Bob's your uncle.


    Real Madrid 2-0 Alaves

    Regulation win.

  4. Post update

    Real Madrid 2-0 Alaves

    Real are close to winning eight successive La Liga matches within a single campaign for the second time under manager Zinedine Zidane, after winning each of their last 12 games of the 2015-16 season. Real finished in second place that season, one point behind champions Barcelona.


    Real Madrid 2-0 Alaves

    SIX minutes added on. Real Madrid will need five more points to be champions.

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    Real Madrid 2-0 Alaves

    Karim Benzema is showing his age a bit maybe. Limped off at half time, limped off in the second half and now he's got ice on his hamstring. It comes to us all.

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    Real Madrid 2-0 Alaves

    Good save, but one for the cameras as Roberto flies away to his left and saves from Isco.


    Real Madrid 2-0 Alaves

    There is a change but it's Karim Benzema who shuffles off, Eden Hazard takes his spot. Not a bad sub.

    And Isco is on as well, for Rodrygo.

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    Real Madrid 2-0 Alaves

    Casemiro is down now in pain after a heavy challenge in midfield. He's going to be OK.


    Real Madrid 2-0 Alaves

    They should have scored that! Karim Benzema puts it across from the left, Vinicius helps it on for Rodrygo but his powerful shot is well saved again by Roberto.

    Real had a five on three counter there.

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    Real Madrid 2-0 Alaves

    This defeat, if that's what it ends up being, would leave Alaves in freefall but three points clear of the relegation zone.

    Could get tense.


    Real Madrid 2-0 Alaves

    Fede Valverde and Vinicius are the subs who come on for Real Madrid. Gareth Bale may as well have gone down the range.

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    Real Madrid 2-0 Alaves

    Toni Kroos has a shot charged down as Real look for the third which would surely end this as a contest. We've had 21 attempts on goal tonight, it's not been dull.

    Twenty-two, Luka Modric stings the keeper's hands from 22 yards.

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    Real Madrid 2-0 Alaves

    Great chance! Rodrygo does well down the left with some acrobatics, it breaks for Karim Benzema and he lifts it nicely into the path of Lucas Vazquez. Free at the back post, he has so much time he could bring it down and walk it in but he slices his volley.


    Real Madrid 2-0 Alaves

    It's a good game this! Alaves are having a go when they can and they are close to pulling one back, Joselu wrapping his left peg around a through ball and smashing it high, Thibaut Courtois makes a grand save.

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    Real Madrid 2-0 Alaves

    Brilliant from Lucas Vazquez, whipping in a cross on the run which is destined for the bonce of Benzema until Roberto gets a hand on it.

    Roberto then saves well from Karim Benzema as Real look to put this one to bed.

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    Real Madrid 2-0 Alaves

    Oliver Burke heads the head of Lucas Vazquez, doing a job at right-back tonight, and that will smart. Send on the smelling salts.

  18. Post update

    Real Madrid 2-0 Alaves

    How nice to see VAR working well. Like orangina or Whigfield maybe it just works better on the continent.

  19. GOAL - Real Madrid 2-0 Alaves

    Marco Asensio (50 mins)

    A good lesson in playing to the whistle, by the linesman and the Real Madrid attackers! Karim Benzema was onside when the ball was played through and the goal stands. A tap-in for Marco Asensio.

  20. Video Assistant Referee

    Real Madrid 1-0 Alaves

    They are going to check this...