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Real Madrid 1-2 Alaves: Miserable Madrid suffer Hazard injury blow

Zinedine Zidane's Real Madrid fell six points off the top spots in La Liga as they suffered a shock 2-1 home loss to Alaves.

Real Madrid fell further off the pace at the top of the Primera Division as they suffered a shock 2-1 loss to Alaves.

It was the third match in succession in which Zinedine Zidane’s side had failed to win, while it was marred by an injury to Eden Hazard that threatens to hinder their progress in the busy weeks leading up to Christmas.

Although Madrid largely dominated the encounter, they were already a goal down when the Belgium international was replaced by Rodrygo midway through the opening period.

Lucas had put lowly Alaves ahead from the penalty spot with just five minutes gone, while the guests had threatened again on the break only for Thibaut Courtois to come up with a couple of critical stops.

A hammer blow fell upon Madrid four minutes after the restart as Joselu converted a second after a disastrous mistake from the home keeper.

Los Blancos continued to be hopelessly exposed at the back and flirted with the concession of a third before exerting late pressure that paid off to some extent as Casemiro struck.

It was too late for Zidane’s troops to salvage anything from the game, though Isco hit the woodwork with the last kick, and they have fallen six points behind league leaders Real Sociedad and Atletico Madrid.

Diego Simeone’s men, who have a game in hand, had earlier edged Valencia 1-0.

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Alavés has won the match.
Player IN

  • Substitute in, Deyverson.
    Player OUT

  • Substitute out, Joselu.
    Player IN

  • Substitute in, Javi López.
    Player IN

  • Substitute in, Borja Sainz.
    Player OUT

  • Substitute out, Luis Rioja.
    Player OUT

  • Substitute out, Lucas.
    Yellow card

  • Yellow card for Edgar Méndez.
  • GOAL!!! 1-2
    Goal by Casemiro.
    Player IN

  • Substitute in, Edgar Méndez.
    Player OUT

  • Substitute out, Tomás Pina.
    Yellow card

  • Yellow card for Rubén Duarte.
  • Player IN
    Substitute in, Isco.
  • Player IN
    Substitute in, Martin Odegaard.
  • Player IN
    Substitute in, Ferland Mendy.
  • Player OUT
    Substitute out, Toni Kroos.
  • Player OUT
    Substitute out, Luka Modrić.
  • Player OUT
    Substitute out, Marcelo.
    Yellow card

  • Yellow card for Luis Rioja.
  • Player IN
    Substitute in, Vinícius Júnior.
  • Player OUT
    Substitute out, Marco Asensio.
  • Yellow card
    Yellow card for Toni Kroos.
    GOAL!!! 0-2

  • Goal by Joselu.
  • Player IN
    Substitute in, Rodrygo.
  • Player OUT
    Substitute out, Eden Hazard.
  • Yellow card
    Yellow card for Casemiro.
    GOAL!!! 0-1

  • Penalty scored by Lucas.