May 26, 2024


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

Madrid are now top of La Liga after Girona and Real Betis played out a 1-1 draw earlier on Thursday.

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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