Real Madrid win heap pressure on Barca and Atleti
1 December 2019
Real Madrid earned a tough 2-1 victory against Alaves on Saturday afternoon with Zinedine Zidane’s side grabbing three points to go top of La Liga Santander ahead of their rivals Barcelona and Atletico Madrid clash.
Despite several changes after their 2-2 draw against Paris Saint Germain in the Champions League Sergio Ramos and Dani Carvajal scored either side of Lucas Perez‘s penalty at the Estadio de Mendizorroza.
“It’s a very important victory, but [we will not be] looking at tomorrow’s game between Barcelona and Atletico Madrid,” Zidane told the press.
“Winning at these grounds is what we live for. We played with lots of personality.
“We played really seriously. We knew that we had to fight and we did it.
“We’ve got three points at a very difficult place to come.”