Newly promoted UD Almeria welcomed defending champions Los Blancos in their first La Liga encounter. David Alaba who scored during the final of the Club FIFA Club World Cup saved his new club yet again following his winning goal.
It took the home side just 6 minutes to lead through Ramazani’s goal. Real Madrid responded via Lucas Vasquez and David Alaba’s goals, which came in 61st and 75th minutes.
Madrid has now joined Villarreal on top of the log with a goal difference favouring the Yellow Submarines.
Antonio Rudiger, Aurélien Tchoumeni and David Alaba all made their la liga debut last night.
Carlo Ancelotti appeared in the media room at the Power Horse Stadium to discuss Real Madrid’s win over Almería as the reigning champions began their LaLiga title defence: “We expected to have to dig in here, even more so when we made life difficult for ourselves with a defensive error we could have avoided. We struggled from then on. They defended very well, we had a lot of shots on goal and once the first one went in, things got easier”.
“Rüdiger put in a good performance. The younger lads didn’t play like they usually do but I’m pleased with them. They struggled on an emotional level in today’s game, they didn’t do anything wrong but they can do better. I took Camavinga off because he was on a card and I didn’t want to risk it”.