Real Madrid suffered a shock loss against visiting Deportivo Alaves yesterday night after a goalkeeping error ensured the visitors extending their lead to two goals.
Madrid despite scoring a consolidation goal could not force a draw out of their visitors despite dominating few times in most cases in the first half.
Real Madrid conceded a penalty after a cross from outside the box was headed straight to the arms of a Los Merengues defender, which caused a penalty to be awarded.
The spot-kick which was cooly converted handed Alaves an early lead. Eden Hazard leaving the pitch became another factor since the plans of the coach became thwarted with that early substitutions.
The problems of the club were further compounded after Thibaut Courtois’s silly goalkeeping mistake, passing the ball mistakenly for an Alaves player to easily tap into the back of the net.
In all, the defence did not have a horrible day despite the absence of Carvajal and Sergio Ramos.