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Real Madrid 3-0 Alaves: Vinicius Junior inspires home side to victory

Vinicius (centre)
Vinicius Junior (centre) received a standing ovation from the home support inside the Bernabeu when he was substituted in the 87th minute

Teenager Vinicius Junior scored and produced a scintillating display as Real Madrid warmed up for their midweek El Clasico cup clash against Barcelona with a comfortable win over Alaves.

Karim Benzema tapped home his sixth goal in four games from Sergio Reguilon's cross to give the European champions the lead.

Vinicius, 18, made it 2-0 from close range for his first La Liga goal.

And in stoppage time Mariano Diaz's diving header sealed an easy victory.

Real are now only two points behind city rivals Atletico Madrid, who suffered a 1-0 defeat at Real Betis earlier on Sunday.

They have also closed the gap to arch-rivals Barcelona to eight points. The two Spanish giants face each other in the first leg of Copa del Rey semi-final on Wednesday.

Real's Wales forward Gareth Bale, making his first league start for a month, had a quiet game and was substituted in the 63rd minute.

His fellow attacker Vinicius stole the show with a fantastic display on both wings - his standout moment came in the second half when he produced a series of tricks in the area while surrounded by three Alaves players.


Real Madrid

  • 25Courtois
  • 19Odriozola
  • 6Nacho
  • 4Ramos
  • 23Reguilón
  • 10Modric
  • 14Casemiro
  • 24Ceballos
  • 11BaleSubstituted forAsensioat 63'minutes
  • 9BenzemaSubstituted forMarianoat 75'minutes
  • 28Vinícius JúniorSubstituted forIscoat 87'minutes


  • 1Navas
  • 7Mariano
  • 12Marcelo
  • 18Llorente
  • 20Asensio
  • 22Isco
  • 31Sánchez de Felipe


  • 1Pacheco
  • 2Vigaray
  • 5LaguardiaBooked at 32mins
  • 6Maripán
  • 3Duarte
  • 14Franco AlvizBooked at 54minsSubstituted forRolanat 67'minutes
  • 19García SánchezSubstituted forGuidettiat 81'minutes
  • 8Pina
  • 22WakasoBooked at 74mins
  • 23Rodríguez Menéndez
  • 12CalleriSubstituted forBlancoat 81'minutes


  • 7Blanco
  • 9Rolan
  • 10Guidetti
  • 15Navarro Jiménez
  • 17Marín
  • 27Perera
  • 31Domínguez
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Match Stats

Home TeamReal MadridAway TeamAlavés
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Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Real Madrid 3, Alavés 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Real Madrid 3, Alavés 0.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Mariano (Real Madrid).

  4. Post update

    Mubarak Wakaso (Alavés) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Goal!

    Goal! Real Madrid 3, Alavés 0. Mariano (Real Madrid) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Álvaro Odriozola with a cross.

  6. Post update

    Offside, Real Madrid. Casemiro tries a through ball, but Álvaro Odriozola is caught offside.

  7. Post update

    Attempt saved. Mariano (Real Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Isco.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Dani Ceballos (Real Madrid).

  9. Post update

    Mubarak Wakaso (Alavés) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Real Madrid. Isco replaces Vinícius Júnior.

  11. Post update

    Offside, Alavés. Rubén Duarte tries a through ball, but Mubarak Wakaso is caught offside.

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. Álvaro Odriozola (Real Madrid) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Vinícius Júnior with a through ball.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Guillermo Maripán (Alavés) with an attempt from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Jony with a cross following a corner.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Alavés. Conceded by Sergio Reguilón.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Alavés. Álex Blanco replaces Jonathan Calleri.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Alavés. John Guidetti replaces Manu García.

  17. Goal!

    Goal! Real Madrid 2, Alavés 0. Vinícius Júnior (Real Madrid) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Marco Asensio following a fast break.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Marco Asensio (Real Madrid) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Luka Modric.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid).

  20. Post update

    Víctor Laguardia (Alavés) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 3rd February 2019

As It Stood

2Atl Madrid22128232141844
3Real Madrid22133637261142
6Real Betis229582626032
9Real Sociedad228682725230
12Ath Bilbao2251162328-526
13Real Valladolid226791928-925
15Celta Vigo2266103436-224
18Rayo Vallecano2165102536-1123
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