Real Madrid Abysmal Run Continues As Alaves Inflict Defeat On Them
Real Madrid’s dismal run continued as Manu Garcia’s last-gasp header claimed a dramatic 1-0 LaLiga win for Deportivo Alaves.
On as a second-half substitute, Garcia capitalised on terrible Madrid marking to nod home from point-blank range in the final minute of stoppage time and punish Madrid’s profligacy at the other end.
It was nothing more than Alaves deserved on the balance of the game, with Madrid’s lacklustre attacking play coming back to haunt them once again.
Julen Lopetegui’s side have now gone three LaLiga matches without a goal for the first time since March 2002, and have lost three of their last four fixtures in all competitions.
The defeat compounds a miserable run for Lopetegui, who needed a reaction following a heavy defeat to Sevilla and their surprise 1-0 loss to CSKA Moscow in the Champions League, and the former Spain boss is sure to be feeling the pressure.