Ramos, Carvajal on target as Real Madrid beat Alaves

Captain Sergio Ramos and Dani Carvajal on target as Real Madrid earned a spirited 2-1 victory over Alaves in the La Liga encounter at Estadio Mendizorrotza on Saturday afternoon.Ramos put Los Blancos ahead seven minutes after the restart of the second half where he heading the into the back of the net from Toni Kroos free-kick but the visitor gave away a penalty from which Lucas Perez levelled in the 65th.Real Madrid demonstrated their new-found grit to re-take the lead four minutes later when Isco pounced to head a Luka Modric cross against the post and the ball trickled across to Carvajal, who bundled it in from close range.Alaves threw bodies forward in search of an equaliser but Real stood firm, with Marcelo blocking a goal-bound shot and goalkeeper Alphonse Areola stopping an effort from the hosts’ captain Manu Garcia in the eight minutes of added time.Real provisionally lead the standings on 31 points from 14 games ahead of champions Barcelona, who visit fellow title rivals Atletico Madrid on Sunday but Alaves are in 13th position with 18 points.

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