Real Madrid maintain lead at top
Real Madrid moved five points clear at the top of the Primera Division table with a 3-0 victory over Alaves at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Madrid broke the deadlock 31 minutes into the game, with Karim Benzema striking into the bottom corner of the net after playing a one-two with Daniel Carvajal.
Isco made sure of the result five minutes from the end, racing onto Cristiano Ronaldo’s ball before driving an effort into the roof of net.
And there was still time for Nacho Fernandez to add a third in the 88th minute, heading home the rebound from close range after Gareth Bale’s free kick had hit the crossbar.
Sevilla slumped to their fourth La Liga game without a win after being held to a goalless draw at home by lowly Sporting Gijon.
And it could have been even worse for Sevilla after referee Inaki Bikandi reversed a decision to award the visitors a penalty after a trip in the box after half an hour.