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2018/2019 Spanish Primera División
  • Karim Benzema (30')
  • Vinícius Júnior (80')
  • Mariano (90'+1')

Karim Benzema on target as Real Madrid easily account for Alaves

Karim Benzema scored his sixth goal in four games as Real Madrid beat Alaves 3-0 on Sunday for a fourth successive La Liga victory which took the European champions to within eight points of leaders Barcelona.

The French striker knocked a cross from Spanish left-back Sergio Reguilon into the net from close range on the half hour mark, breaking the deadlock against an organised Alaves side who beat Real 1-0 earlier in the season at Mendizorroza.

Santiago Solari's side looked comfortable without hitting top gear although they did not seal the victory until in-form Brazilian Vinicius Jr. tapped into the net in the 80th minute to score his first goal in La Liga.

Spain international Alvaro Odriozola had a goal ruled out for offside but substitute Mariano Diaz completed the scoring with a diving header.

Real, the only top-three side in La Liga to win this weekend, moved on to 42 points, two behind second-placed Atletico Madrid, who lost 1-0 at Real Betis, and eight adrift of Barca who drew 2-2 at home to Valencia.

Spanish Primera División Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Barcelona 34 +53 80
2 Atletico Madrid 34 +28 71
3 Real Madrid 33 +21 64
4 Getafe 33 +14 54
5 Valencia 34 +9 52
6 Sevilla FC 33 +12 52
7 Athletic Bilbao 34 -3 49
8 Alavés 34 -9 46
9 Espanyol 34 -9 43
10 Real Betis 34 -10 43
11 Real Sociedad 33 -2 41
12 Leganes 34 -6 41
13 Eibar 34 -5 40
14 Levante 34 -10 37
15 Celta Vigo 34 -9 36
16 Villarreal 33 -4 36
17 Real Valladolid 34 -18 35
18 Girona 34 -13 34
19 Huesca 34 -18 29
20 Rayo Vallecano 33 -21 28