Real Madrid beat Alaves 2-1 to top the La Liga table before Barcelona face Atletico Madrid tomorrow which their results will determine how the La Liga table will be for the week.

Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos score the opening goal of the game with a flicked header 10 minutes into the seconf half.Lucas Perez equalised from the penalty spot, but Dani Carvajal bundled home from close range to earn Real the win.

Barcelona will return to the top of the table if they beat Atletico Madrid on Sunday. Real produced one of their best performances of the campaign against Paris St-Germain on Tuesday but lacked intensity at the Mendizorrotza Stadium, struggling to create clear-cut opportunities in a frustrating first half.

Bale went closest to breaking the deadlock before half-time, heading Isco’s cross on to the post via a heavy deflection off Ximo Navarro.

Ramos eventually nodded the visitors into the lead from Toni Kroos’ delivery, but the Real skipper conceded a penalty when he collided with Joselu inside the area.

Former Arsenal striker Perez sent Alphonse Areola the wrong way from the spot, but Carvajal restored Madrid’s lead four minutes later after Isco’s header had rebounded off the post.

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