La Liga results: Thibaut Courtois’ mistake give Alaves win over Real Madrid. While Atletico Madrid beat Valencia thanks to a late own goal.
A costly mistake from goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois helped Alaves secure a 2-1 La Liga victory over Real Madrid at the Alfredo Di Stefano stadium.
Alaves had won just two league games so far, but went ahead through an early penalty from Lucas Perez.
Los Blancos lost midfielder Eden Hazard to another injury problem after only 30 minutes, and fell further behind after Courtois gifted the visitors another goal early in the second half.
The Belgium international knocked a back-pass straight to Joselu, who slotted the former Chelsea goalkeeper’s stray ball into an empty net.
Despite a late consolation from Casemiro, there was no way back for Zinedine Zidane’s side, who are now six points behind joint-leaders Real Sociedad and Atletico Madrid after 10 games.
Earlier, Atletico Madrid had won 1-0 at Valencia following a late own goal from Toni Lato.
Diego Simeone’s men, who beat Barcelona last week, finally got the breakthrough with just 11 minutes left when Yannick Carrasco’s low cross bounced off Lato’s knee and past Valencia ‘keeper Jaume Domenech.
Youssef En-Nesyri’s late goal gave Sevilla a 1-0 win at Huesca, which puts them in fifth place.
In Saturday’s early kick-off, Elche forward Lucas Boye scored and was then shown a red card before half-time in the 1-1 draw against Cadiz.
Boye had put the home side in front after 38 minutes, with Elche then seeing a penalty for handball overturned following a VAR review.
In first-half stoppage-time, Boye collected a second yellow card, and Alvaro headed in an equaliser for Cadiz after 55 minutes.
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