La Liga: Real troubles deepen with loss at Alaves

Agencies | Published: October 07, 2018 11:15:18 | Updated: October 08, 2018 10:56:33


Alaves compounded the misery on Real Madrid supporters with a dramatic injury-time winner in Saturday's clash of La Liga — AP photo

Real Madrid’s miserable run of results continued as they slid to a shock 1-0 La Liga defeat at Alaves by conceding a goal deep in stoppage time on Saturday, marking their longest run without scoring in over 33 years.

Veteran midfielder Manu Garcia headed the winner in the fifth minute of added time to clinch Alaves' first La Liga victory over the Los Blancos since 1931.

The win moves Alaves joint-top of the table alongside La Liga giants Real and Barcelona, reports BBC.

The triple European champions had been shackled by Alaves for most of the match and they were fortunate not to concede before Garcia struck when Alaves’s Jony fired narrowly wide on the break.

Alaves are the fourth team in a row to stop Real scoring and coach Julen Lopetegui will face further scrutiny with this defeat, which came after a 1-0 loss at CSKA Moscow in the Champions League, a 3-0 thrashing at Sevilla, and a goalless draw with Atletico Madrid, according to a Reuters report.

Real are still joint top of the standings with 14 points after eight games but they could drop down if leaders Barcelona, Sevilla, and Atletico Madrid all win on Sunday.

 

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