He Real Madrid revived in Mendizorroza after his elimination in the Super Cup against Athletic and in the Copa del Rey against Alcoyano and watered the centennial party of Deportivo Alavés with a blunt 1-4, which keeps him in the league fight and restores the confidence lost in recent times.
The whites, who had not gone beyond two discreet draws in their previous trips to Elche and Pamplona, they left the duel sentenced in a great first half (0-3) and they signed the victory with a fourth goal, after the Basques closed the gap and went for the second goal.
The French Karim Benzema He showed his teeth again with two great goals, after Brazilian Carlos Casemiro opened the door to a balsamic triumph with a header and the belba Eden Hazard put the icing on the cake for the best first part of the season for Real Madrid.
The Whites remain four points behind Atlético and the Albiazules suffer the fourth consecutive defeat, the third for Abelardo, who does not know the victory on his return to Deportivo Alavés, who paid for the broken dishes of the Madrid stumble in the Copa del Rey.
The babazorro set started with clear ideas and got plugged in with a direct game that resulted in the first few occasions of the duel with Joselu Mato as the protagonist, but it was Real Madrid that went ahead in the 15th minute with a very tight header from Carlos Casemiro who beat his marker on a corner kick.
The goal gave wings to the white team, which began to combine safely to overcome the pressure of the premises and was close to increasing the income with a good internship from the Frenchman Ferland Mendy, who beat Ximo Navarro’s back and stood in front of Fernando Pacheco, but he made a mistake in the assignment to Benzema when he could have looked for the shot.
The confidence of the whites was palpable with the passing of the minutes that broke the Albiazul defense with a good game between the lines that Eden Hazard was about to sign in the 27th, but he crossed his shot too much inside the area.
Despite the onslaught of the whites, with Toni Kroos and Luka Modric very inspiredThe Albiazules remained calm and sought their moments that, above all, came to the backlash.
But Real Madrid took advantage of practically every chance they had. In minute 41 Karim Benzema extended the advantage after a good drop from Eden Hazard for the French striker to score a great unreachable goal for Fernando Pacheco.
The madridistas showed their great punch in one of the best phases of the season and Eden Hazard, very active in the first 45 minutes, scored the third before the break, in what was perhaps too severe a punishment for a weak Alavés.
Abelardo tried to change the image of his team with three changes at halftime and got more bite in attack with the entry of Lucas Perez and was very close to closing the gap, but Joselu Mato found himself with a great Thibaut Courtois who avoided the first of the premises in the opening bars of a second act in which the whites slowed down.
The Basques were more recognizable when they increased their intensity in each dispute and They shortened distances to set pieces. An indirect free hit by Lucas Pérez ended up in the most active player of the Albiazules, Joselu Mato, who scored with a powerful header and returned to find himself with the goal in the 59th minute of a game that was spicy again and encouraged the babazorros .
Thus, with the people from Vitoria looking for the second, Real Madrid’s fourth came through a swift counterattack started by Karim Benzema from the band and he culminated alone with mastery in 71. The goal ended the aspirations of an Alavés who did not stop trying but in the end could not with the team led in Mendizorroza by David Bettoni, since Zinedine Zidane had to stay at home with covid-19.
1 – Alaves: Pacheco; Ximo Navarro (Borja Sainz, m.46), Lejeune, Laguardia, Duarte; Martín Aguirregabiria, Battaglia (Manu García, m.46), Tomás Pina (Pons, m.71), Rioja (Lucas Pérez, m.46); Édgar Méndez and Joselu (Deyverson, m.78).
4 – Real Madrid: Courtois; Lucas Vázquez, Militao, Varane, Mendy; Casemiro, Modric (Isco, m.76), Kroos, Asensio (Odriozola, m.76), Hazard (Vinicius, m.63) and Benzema.
Goals: 0-1, m.15: Casemiro. 0-2, m.41: Benzema. 0-3, m.46 +: Hazard. 1-3, m.59: Joselu. 1-4, m.70: Benzema
Referee: Hernández Hernández, from the Las Palmas Committee. He admonished the locals Ximo (min. 9), Manu García (min. 48), Laguardia (min. 79), Borja (min. 85) and Édgar (min. 92) and the visitors Militao (min. 58), Mendy (min. 85) and Benzema (min. 87)
Incidents: match corresponding to the twentieth day of LaLiga Santander played without an audience at the Mendizorroza stadium in Vitoria. Javier Berasaluce, former player of Alavés and Real Madrid, at the age of 90, carried out the kick-off with his granddaughter to commemorate the centenary of Deportivo Alavés. David Bettoni, directed Real Madrid, since Zinedine Zidane tested positive for coronavirus.