Ramazini had the home crowd in raptures with his early goal but two second half strikes from the champions through Lucas Vazquez and an exquisite free from David Alaba were enough to secure three points for ‘Los Blancos’.
Madrid almost make it 1-3 as Samu nearly puts the ball into his own net. Razor sharp reflex action from keeper Fernando manages to avert the danger but as things stand, it all Real Madrid as the clock ticks down.
Two decent chances in quick succession for Almeria as Sadiq threatens again … Courtois was on hand to avert the danger… End to end stuff now as the ball falls to Vini Jr and his efforts are thwarted by the men in red and white.
So what of the debuts from Rudiger and Tchouameni? The German was slightly at fault for the goal as Ramazani skipped by the defender with ease. The French midfielder has yet to find his feet as Modric warms up at the interval.