Real Madrid took the lead early on against Alaves. It was a clear penalty (even though former Barca spokesman Toni Freixa did not think so) as Ximo Navarro brought down Mendy just inside the area.
Sergio Ramos was suspended so he could not take the penalty. He was caught laughing when the spot kick was awarded as he could not take it.
Karim Benzema, the number two, took it and made no mistake against Roberto. The goalkeeper dived to his left, but the Real Madrid man went the other way.
The goal was the Frenchman’s 18th La Liga goal and the 500th Real Madrid goal under Zidane. Benzema was the one who also scored the first (versus Deportivo in January 2016).