May 27, 2024


Defeats are always hard to take. When they are as a result of last minute goals, defeats are even more difficult to accept.

That is the situation Alaves coach Luis Garcia Plaza found himself in on Thursday night in La Liga.

A stoppage time goal by Lucas Vazquez secured maximum points for 10-man Real Madrid at Alaves.

Alaves coach Luis Garcia Plaza went wild After the goal, as he threw his jacket to the ground, shook a member of the bench.

Madrid struggled for momentum all evening as Alaves threatened to throw a spanner in their works. Things went from bad to worse when Nacho got sent off in the 54th minute for a bad foul on Samu Omorodion.

Vazquez is joined by teammates to celebrate his match winner. Photo credit:GETTY IMAGES

However, Carlos Ancelotti’s men found the breakthrough when Vazquez rose to head in a Toni Kroos corner, two minutes into added time.

Madrid will now end the year in first place, going above Girona on goal difference.

Girona had looked on course to take another important win thanks to Artem Dovbyk’s first-half penalty, but German Pezzella equalised with two minutes left.



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