Late Heroics Seal Gritty Win for 10-Man Real Madrid Against Alaves

Real Madrid clinched a hard-fought 1-0 win against Alaves in LaLiga, courtesy of Lucas Vazquez’s stoppage-time header. Despite defender Nacho being sent off earlier, the victory placed Real Madrid at the top of the standings, level on points with Girona.

Tough Battle at Alaves’ Home Ground

Alaves, positioned 17th in LaLiga, proved a resilient opponent on their home turf, the Mendizorroza stadium. Real Madrid struggled to create scoring chances against the determined Alaves side, with their best opportunity coming from Federico Valverde’s powerful strike, palmed away by Alaves’ goalkeeper Antonio Sivera.

10-Man Resilience and Late Drama

Real Madrid faced a setback as Nacho received a red card in the 54th minute, reducing them to 10 men. Despite the disadvantage, Real Madrid intensified their attack, missing a few close chances before Rodrygo’s near-miss in the 75th minute. Finally, in added time, Lucas Vazquez rose to head home Toni Kroos’ corner, securing a crucial victory for the Madrid side.

Celebration Amidst Troubled Night

The last-minute goal sparked jubilation among the Real Madrid squad and staff, marking a significant triumph after a challenging match. Coach Carlo Ancelotti praised the team’s resilience, citing the difficulty of holding on with ten men and commending their defensive prowess.

“It was a tough match, especially playing with ten men. Everyone expected us to struggle today, but the team showed resilience, defended well, and were ultimately rewarded,” Ancelotti commented during a press conference.

The win maintains Real Madrid’s position at the top of the league, showcasing their determination to overcome obstacles for crucial victories.

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