Real Madrid received a new blow in defense of their Spanish League title, and the team fell into the trap of its third defeat in the competition this season by losing 1-2 against Deportivo Alaves at the “Alfredo Di Stefano” stadium on Saturday in the eleventh stage of the competition.
Real Madrid continued to falter in the journey to defend their domestic title. They suffered the third defeat in ten matches in the competition so far, which is their second defeat for one draw in Liga’s last three matches.
The Real Madrid balance stuck at 17 points in fourth place, and Alaves rose to 13 points, jumping from fifteenth to eighth place, where it won today after three consecutive draws.
Real Madrid suffered their second defeat in their last five matches with Alaves in the League, where the other defeat was in October 2018, but today’s defeat is Real’s first at home against Alaves in 20 years, specifically since it lost to the same team 0-1 in May 2000.
Alaves ended the first half in his favor with a clean goal scored by Lucas Perez from a penalty kick in the fifth minute.
In the second half, Jose Luis Samartin (Josillo) scored the second goal for Alaves in the 49th minute, after a fatal mistake by Belgian international Thibaut Courtois, a Real goalkeeper.
Brazilian Casemiro scored a face-saving goal for Real in the 86th minute.