FC Barcelona draw 1-1 against Alaves, for a victory that has been missing in the league for a month. Griezmann's goal is not enough for the Catalans. Alaves goalkeeper saves everything. Pedri is missing in the starting eleven, the jewel that most impressed against Juventus FC in last UEFA Champions League match, with Ansu Fati and Gerard Pique from the first minute.
Four goals and three points for Real Madrid CF. Zidane's team beat Huesca 4-1, who had never won in the first 7 matches in this Liga but had drawn 5 times. Several good news for Zidane, the best undoubtedly the good hour played by Hazard, who scored together with Valverde and Benzem.
An attack that is starting to bear fruit. At the twilight of a first half in which Madrid showed no appreciable signs of life for the first 40 minutes, Hazard went to look for a ball 20 meters from the goal, checked it, turned and with his left, right, he burned Andres Fernandez giving Madrid the lead and scoring his second goal for Madrid, more than a year after his first goal at Granada in early October 2019.
Spanish La Liga: Real Madrid top, Barcelona flop!
Five minutes later a long cross from Lucas Vazquez was tamed with great class from Benzema: blow to the chest to overcome Maffeo who tried to mark him and left, also right, diagonally for the 2-0.
Two blazes of two champions. Real Madrid with 5 Brazilians (four when Kroos made Casemiro breathe) and a game that stretched wearily towards the end, animated by the goal of the guests, built by Sandro and Rafa Mir and scored by Ferreiro in the 74th minute.
In the 90th minute Benzema's second goal in an action started by the Frenchman, passed by Marcelo with an assist from Rodrygo. For Karim, a leading goal, there are 3 in this Liga, like Valverde. Madrid is gaining morale, leaving the Benzema-Vinicius controversy behind and preparing for the delicate challenge with Inter in the Champions League.
Which were repeated at the opening of the second half: good action by Madrid started by Asensio, Hazard launched Benzema on the left who on the second attempt caught Valverde who with a powerful and precise diagonal from the right scored the 3-0: for the Uruguayan 'pajarito' already 3 goals in this Liga, in the past one he had stopped at 2.