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Jul 10, 2020 at 9pm UK at Santiago Bernabeu
Real MadridReal Madrid
2-0
AlavesAlaves
Benzema (11' pen.), Asensio (50')
FT(HT: 1-0)

Mahmoud (83')

Result: Real Madrid move to within two wins of title with Alaves victory

Result: Real Madrid move to within two wins of title with Alaves victory
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The capital club need two more wins to seal the crown.

Real Madrid extended their lead at the top of LaLiga to four points with a 2-0 home win against Alaves.

Karim Benzema converted an early penalty and later provided the assist for Marco Asensio's second-half tap-in as Zinedine Zidane's side edged closer to clinching the title.

Real, who registered their eighth straight league victory, need two more wins to secure their third LaLiga crown in nine years.

Real were given an early scare when Alaves' former Stoke and Newcastle striker Joselu headed against the crossbar.

But Benzema converted an 11th-minute penalty – his 18th goal of the season – after Ximo Navarro was adjudged to have made contact with Ferland Mendy in the area.

Benzema then turned provider by setting up Asensio for Real's second goal, with video footage showing the Frenchman was onside when receiving the ball after it had been referred to VAR.

Domingos Duarte struck a late winner for Granada, who stepped up their bid for European football next season with a 3-2 win at Real Sociedad.

Duarte headed home in the 88th minute after Sociedad had fought back from 2-0 down at half-time.

Antonio Puertas and Roberto Soldado put Granada in control before Mikel Merino and Mikel Oyarzabal hauled the home side briefly level.

Granada, promoted to the top flight last season, climbed to within one point of seventh-placed Sociedad, who occupy the final Europa League berth.

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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
CReal Madrid39279371254690
2Barcelona38257686384882
3Atletico MadridAtletico391816551282370
4Sevilla381913654342070
5Villarreal381861463491460
6Real Sociedad38168145648856
7Granada37167145043755
8Getafe381412124337654
9Valencia381411134653-753
10Osasuna381313124654-852
11Athletic Bilbao381312134138351
12Levante38147174753-649
13Real Valladolid38915143243-1142
14EibarEibar38119183956-1742
15Real Betis371010174658-1240
16AlavesAlaves38109193459-2539
17Celta Vigo38716153749-1237
RLeganes38812183051-2136
RMallorca3896234065-2533
REspanyol38510232758-3125

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