Late goal by Lucas Vazquez helps Real Madrid secure top spot in LaLiga with a win over Alaves

Real Madrid Secures Last Minute Win Against Alaves, Top LaLiga Table for Christmas

In an edge-of-the-seat thriller, 10-man Real Madrid managed to secure a last-minute victory against Alavés, courtesy of a stoppage-time winner from Lucas Vazquez. This victory has propelled Carlo Ancelotti’s team to the top of the LaLiga table, providing fans with a delightful Christmas present.

Earlier in the evening, Girona’s draw had opened up an opportunity for Real Madrid to climb to the top of the LaLiga table. However, the game took a dramatic turn when Nacho was shown a red card, forcing Real Madrid to play most of the second half with just 10 players. The odds seemed stacked against them, but they persevered.

As the game headed towards a goalless draw, Lucas Vazquez emerged as the hero with a remarkable header from a corner just two minutes into injury time. This stunning goal secured a hard-fought 1-0 victory for Real Madrid.

The Real Madrid players came out in support of their teammate David Alaba, who faced an unfortunate anterior cruciate ligament injury in their previous match against Villarreal. The team has been grappling with multiple injuries, and Ancelotti’s options were limited. However, the return of Kepa Arrizabalaga in goal provided a boost to the squad.

On the other hand, Alaves entered the game without a win or a goal in their previous three LaLiga matches. Despite the odds, they displayed commendable determination, fielding teenage forward Samu Omorodion, who is on loan from Atletico Madrid.

At the onset of the game, Real Madrid demonstrated their attacking prowess, with Jude Bellingham setting up chances for his teammates. Alaves also displayed glimpses of their offensive capabilities but struggled to breach the Real Madrid defense.

The visitors encountered challenges in creating clear-cut opportunities, and their hopes of securing a victory were significantly hampered when Nacho received a straight red card nine minutes into the second half. Despite the setback, Real Madrid continued to fight valiantly. They maintained their composure and showed resilience on the field.

With the clock ticking, a breakthrough finally arrived as a swift cross from Kroos allowed Vazquez, one of the smallest players on the field, to head the ball into the net, clinching a dramatic victory for Real Madrid.

In the aftermath of this thrilling win, Real Madrid enthusiasts are celebrating this significant triumph that has elevated their team to the summit of the LaLiga standings. As they savor this special victory, the players and fans are gearing up for a memorable and festive holiday season filled with exhilarating football action.


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