Dani Carvajal’s close-range finish helped Real Madrid secure a vital win over Alaves to go top of La Liga.
Sergio Ramos had earlier headed the visitors in front before conceding a penalty that West Ham reject Lucas Perez converted.
Real Madrid moved top of La Liga thanks to Dani Carvajal’s close-range finish at Alaves
Sergio Ramos headed Real Madrid in front early in the second half
The defender then conceded a penalty, with Lucas Perez converting to draw Alaves level
Gareth Bale was handed a start by Zinedine Zidane and saw an effort hit the bar in the first half
Playmaker Isco struggles to break down a stubborn Alaves rearguard during the first half
Former Stoke and Newcastle striker Joselu started up front for the hosts on Saturday
REAL MADRID: Areola, Carvajal, Militao, Ramos, Kroos, Benzema, Modric, Bale (Rodrygo 67), Marcelo, Casemiro, Isco (Vinicius Junir 89)
GOALS: Ramos 52, Carvajal 69
BOOKED: Ramos, Modric
SUBS NOT USED: Courtois, Valverde, Jovic, Mendy
ALAVES: Pacheco, Martin, Laguardia, Navarro, Duarte, Vidal, Pina (Pons 76), Wakaso (Garcia 81), Rioja (Burke 60), Joselu, Lucas
GOALS: Perez 69 (pen)
BOOKED: Duarte, Pina, Vidal, Lucas
SUBS NOT USED: Ely, Sivera, Guidetti, Burgui