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Real Madrid 5-0 Alavés (May 14, 2024) Game Analysis

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Vinicius Junior scored twice as newly-crowned LaLiga champions Actual Madrid thrashed guests Alavés 5-0 on Tuesday after the hosts had paraded the trophy in entrance of the house followers earlier than the sport.

Madrid, who had sealed the title with 4 video games to spare, celebrated their thirty sixth league crown with their followers within the Spanish capital on Sunday, after reaching the Champions League ultimate earlier within the week.

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They remained unbeaten at dwelling within the league this season and can hope to go undefeated throughout a complete dwelling league marketing campaign for the primary time since 2019-20.

“I am very proud of the sport, we had been critical from the beginning,” Vinicius instructed Spanish TV. “We have to get in type, we have now one sport left to complete off the season.

“I am at my greatest. Now we have now time to coach and meaning we will really feel calm about doing an excellent job and attending to the ultimate at Wembley higher than ever.”

Vinicius Junior moved onto 23 objectives for the season in all competitions, equaling his private greatest tally.

Jude Bellingham opened the scoring for Madrid within the tenth minute, netting with a cushioned volley from a Toni Kroos cross, and Vinicius doubled the benefit from point-blank vary earlier than the half-hour mark.

Federico Valverde put Actual 3-0 up on the break, unleashing an unstoppable shot into the roof of the web in first-half stoppage time.

Regardless of being below fixed strain, Eleventh-placed Alavés had some early makes an attempt on aim and continued to check keeper Thibaut Courtois within the second half.

The Belgian, who missed many of the season by means of damage, stored out a wonderful Ianis Hagi shot heading for the underside nook, making his case earlier than Carlo Ancelotti makes a ultimate choice on his lineup for the Champions League ultimate.

“I really feel good,” Courtois instructed Actual Madrid TV. “I perceive that there is likely to be some doubts once you come again. However I knew I would come again stronger. I am the identical Courtois and even higher.

“Possibly I wanted a sport like right now, with loads of pictures. I wanted these close-range pictures, fast, reflexes. I felt happy with the save low, to the left. What I have been doing in coaching, you are seeing now on the pitch.”

Vinicius elevated the lead as soon as extra within the seventieth minute from a exact cross by Bellingham that the Brazilian fired into the far high nook, and substitute Arda Güler sealed the win with a low end after pouncing on a rebound.

Bellingham has each scored and assisted in the identical LaLiga sport for the fourth time this season, greater than every other participant within the competitors in 2023-24.

“We now have an excellent connection,” Vinicius mentioned of Bellingham. “I all the time say that I love him, I am a fan of his, and I do all the things attainable for him to adapt as shortly as he can to this group and this soccer.

“We’re each joyful. Let’s hope he scores extra objectives and finishes as high scorer.”

Madrid journey to Villarreal on Sunday earlier than internet hosting Actual Betis on Could 25 forward of their Wembley showdown in opposition to Borussia Dortmund on June 1.

ESPN’s Alex Kirkland and Reuters contributed to this report.

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