Real Madrid, leader of the Spanish Liga, has rebounded back from defeat in Champions League against Paris Saint-Germain and beats Alaves 3-0 on Saturday at seven points clear in top of the table.
Madrid struggled to break up down Alavi in the first half how he had whistled in discontent with the score goalless at half-time.
“We agreed with the fans”, said Carlo Ancelotti.” Nobody in the locker room was happy with how we played in the first half. “
Marco Asensio is gorgeous goal opened the floodgates in the second half when Vinicius Junior finished off Karim Benzema’s cut-back before Benzema converted in delay penalty after Rodrygo was brought down in the area.
Sevilla can reduce the gap at four points again winning in transfer to Espanyol on Sunday but Madrid remains the clear favorite to regain the Spanish title, despite the decline in module.
Luis Suarez had in earlier raised the mood at Atletico Madrid after his phenomenal long-range the strike helped Atleti to 3-0 win over Osasuna, come on of The Champions League crisis on Wednesday game against Manchester United.
Real Madrid had only succeeded one goal in his previous four games – another Asensio stunner against Granada – and there was particular criticism after the passive performance against PSG last week resulted in a 1-0 defeat in Paris.
There was frustration again against Alaves and Ancelotti hope in Vincius’ first goal in Seven matches and Benzema first since returning from injury now he can rekindle the spark.
“We needed this match”said Ancelotti.
They were booed half-time after a fatigue, error- disappeared performance that he could left Alavi in front had Jason in uppercase on Casemiro gives the ball distant in the penalty area.
Madrid started on second period with renewed intent of play faster but their efforts were intertwined with nerves, while around them the fans they were more and more agitated.
Vinicio created the best opening when he panned round the outside just to see his shot saved by Fernando Pacheco, with by Benzema follow-up violated off Florian Lejeune’s line.
There were still moments of sloppiness and Asensio was mocked when his backpass was read by Pere Pons, who rounded Thibaut Courtois but failed to steer in from the corner.
The reaction apparently remained with Asensio because he celebrated his goal making a gesture to suggest it wanted more support. It was a brilliant hit, Spanish collecting off Benzema on the right, cutting in on his left foot and arching an effort of immersion in the distance corner.
Almost Benzema made are two from a cut of Vinicius-backla his finish on round in dribbling up against the post. Moments later the same combination came in reverse, Benzema supplying Vinicius, who this time scanned in.
Rodrigo, on as a substitute, he was then intervened by Lejeune, allowing Benzema to score the three from the spot in injury time.
Atletico didn’t have to wait that long against Osasuna.
Joao Felix destroyed his team in a third minute lead in Pamplona before driving a superb pass downfield for Suarez a chase after, with the Uruguayan firing in a second before Osasuna goalkeeper Sergio Herrera could climb back.
Angelo Correa hidden in one third in delay on to round off a convincing win for Athletic, who climb back between the top four and head In the last-16 draw against United with a spring in his step.
The only stain on a satisfying afternoon for Diego Simeone was a injury to central defender Jose Gimenez, who had to be replaced a half-time and now the meeting could be skipped with i like it of Cristiano Ronaldo and Bruno Fernandes this week.
Barcelona is alone in three points behind Athletic with Two games in hand while Villarreal looks more and more like a serious contender for Champions League qualification secured an impressive 4-1 win in away to Granada, Arnaut Danjuma’s goal trick.
by Unai Emery side, who Tuesday guest of Juventus at La Ceramica, is also three points adrift of Atletico, having played the same number of games like that of Diego Simeone side.