Real Madrid are off and running in La Liga with another comeback win over Almeria away from home. 

The La Liga defenders overcame a sluggish start and going a goal down to seal a 2-1 win with Lucas Vazquez and David Alaba scoring for the champions in the turnaround win.

A heavily rotated Madrid side from the UEFA Super Cup win went behind early in the game with Almeria’s Largie Ramazani putting the hosts ahead in the sixth minute. The forward picked up a perfect ball over the top of the Madrid defence and took a touch before firing a low shot past Thibaut Courtois to make it 1-0.

Carlo Ancelotti’s side eventually raised their standards in the second half and found their equaliser just after the hour mark when Vazquez pounced on a loose ball and scored from close range following Vinicius Junior’s patented charging run into the box.

David Alaba then completed the comeback, playing the role of a super-substitute.

The Austrian, after coming on for Ferland Mendy, bent a free-kick up and over the wall and into the back of the net with his first touch after Luka Modric had been brought down just outside the penalty area.

A testing win for Real Madrid over Almeria bodes well for their chances of retaining the La Liga crown, especially with their closet challengers yet to find their stride.

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