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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 12 +18 25
2 Real Madrid 12 +16 25
3 Atletico Madrid 13 +7 24
4 Sevilla FC 13 +3 24
5 Real Sociedad 13 +7 23
6 Athletic Bilbao 13 +5 20
7 Getafe 13 +3 20
8 Granada 13 +2 20
9 Valencia 13 +1 20
10 Osasuna 13 +3 19
11 Villarreal 13 +7 18
12 Levante 13 0 17
13 Real Valladolid 13 -3 17
14 Alavés 13 -4 15
15 Eibar 13 -7 15
16 Mallorca 13 -7 14
17 Real Betis 13 -8 13
18 Celta Vigo 13 -12 9
19 Espanyol 13 -16 8
20 Leganes 13 -15 6