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2021-22 LaLiga
  • Marco Asensio (63')
  • Vinícius Júnior (80')
  • Karim Benzema (90'+1' PEN)

Real Madrid beat Alaves to bounce back from Champions League loss to PSG

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Stellar work from Benzema leads to the Vinicius goal (0:55)

Real Madrid works the ball around beautifully with Karim Benzema crossing it between the defender's legs to Vinicius Junior for the goal. (0:55)

Real Madrid dug deep in a 3-0 home win against lowly Alaves, scoring all three in the last 27 minutes of the game after the visitors gave them a few scares early on and threatened to pull off an upset at the Bernabeu stadium.

Madrid entered Saturday's match on frayed nerves following their loss at Paris Saint-Germain in Champions League play earlier in the week, and a listless first half on Saturday led to boos and jeers among the Real Madrid fans.

Marco Asensio roused the Bernabeu in the 63rd minute with a brilliant curled shot into the top right corner from outside the box.

Vinicius Junior extended the lead a few moments later, and Karim Benzema added one more with a last-minute penalty kick.

The LaLiga leaders moved up to 57 points from 25 games, seven ahead of Sevilla and 14 clear of Real Betis -- both of whom have a game in hand over Real. Champions Atletico Madrid are fourth with 42 points, three more than Barcelona.