New Signing Bags Brace To Lead Real To Victory
Spanish La Liga Report: Alaves v Real Madrid 23 September 2017
Result: Alaves 1-2 Real Madrid
Date: 23 September 2017
Venue: Estadio de Mendizorroza
Real Madrid returned to winning ways in La Liga after defeating Alaves 2-1 with new signing Dani Ceballos bagging a brace.
Los Blancos broke the deadlock after 10 minutes as Dani Ceballos managed to work space in the box before firing into the bottom corner.
The visitors nearly extended their advantage in the 31st minute but Pacheco produced a superb save to keep out Nacho's close range header.
Alaves managed to level matters with their first real chance on 40 minutes courtesy of thumping header from Garcia.
However, Real restored their lead three minutes later when Ceballos bagged his second of the game with a close range finish after an error from Pacheco.
The score remained 2-1 to Real at the break.
Real had the chance to extend their lead in the 55th minute when Isco through on goal, but the midfielder failed to convert past Pacheco.
Ronaldo went agonisingly close to getting on the score-sheet after 64 minutes as his powerful strike crashed against the upright.
Alaves went close to pulling themselves level in the 74th minute as Pedraza rattled the upright with a powerful effort from distance.
Zinedine Zidane's charges did push for another goal but they were unable to carve out another chance and had to settle for a 2-1 win.