Three answers and three questions from the win over Alavés - football

Three answers and three questions from the win over Alavés

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Real Madrid are a step closer to the title, throwing up several talking points in the process. A Karim Benzema penalty and a Marco Asensio goal, set up by the Frenchman, steered Real Madrid to a 2-0 win over Alavés on Friday night, making it eight wins from eight since the resumption of LaLiga. Here is a look at several of the talking points in the form of questions and answers.

Three answers
1. How would Zidane build a back four from just three defenders"
Coming into this game, there were just three first-team defenders available to Zidane: Ferland Mendy, Raphaël Varane and Éder Militão. So, how would the coach build his back four" While some suggested using Gareth Bale as a left-back or trying out Fede Valverde at right-back, the most logical option was that of Lucas Vázquez as a right-back and that?s what Zidane went for. It worked out, as the Spanish winger got forward well and did a decent enough job in defence.
2. Would we see another penalty"
With Real Madrid having been awarded three penalties so far since the restart of LaLiga and with Los Blancos having won the past two matches 1-0 through penalty goals, all eyes were on the referee entering this game. Some jokingly said it was inevitable that Real Madrid would be awarded a penalty in this one, but the stats also suggested this was likely. Coming into this one, Real Madrid had been given nine penalties in LaLiga this season, which is the most in the divi...
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