Real Madrid's players leave the pitch after losing the match against Deportivo Alaves during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and Deportivo Alaves at Mendizorroza stadium, in Vitoria, northern Spain, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. Deportivo Alaves won the match 1-0. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)

Madrid loses at Alaves on last-gasp goal, winless in 4 games

October 06, 2018 - 2:05 pm

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — A last-gasp goal by Alaves dealt Real Madrid a 1-0 defeat in the Spanish league on Saturday, extending the scoring drought afflicting the European champion to four straight matches.

Manu Garcia headed in a pass by fellow substitute Ruben Sobrino from a corner kick on the last touch of the match five minutes into injury time.

Madrid coach Julen Lopetegui will come under even more pressure to make his attack click. After a decent start to Lopetegui's first season in charge, Madrid is struggling mightily to replace the goals once produced by Cristiano Ronaldo.

Madrid has only one win in its last five Liga matches, and has gone four matches in all competitions without a victory.

Alaves rose to level on points with Madrid and Barcelona atop the league after its impressive defensive performance capped by Garcia's dramatic winner.


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