Ceballos double helps Real Madrid return to winning ways

Cristiano Ronaldo has endured a frustrating La Liga season so far

The victory takes Madrid back to the top four with 11 points from six games.

Ceballos was reported to have been frustrated, after Zidane left him on the bench, as Madrid were beaten 1-0 at his former club, Real Betis, on Wednesday night.

Zinedine Zidane's side nearly made the game safe when Cristiano Ronaldo's drive cannoned back off the post, though up the other end, Alaves were also denied by the woodwork, Alfonso hitting the frame of the goal from distance.

Real Madrid are expected to be without key defender Marcelo for up to a month due to a hamstring tear. Starting from the efforts of Marco Asensio, the ball fed into the middle of the penalty box.

After a goalless first half, in which both sides had hit the woodwork, Yannick Carrasco opened the scoring in the 46th minute.

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Ceballos caught Madrid's eye in the offseason after he was named the best player at the Under-21 European Championship, where he helped Spain reach the final before losing to Germany 1-0. Ceballos used his strength to muscle Ely off the ball before side-footing his 20-yard effort into the bottom left-hand corner.

The winless Basques had plenty of late chances at an equaliser after Manu Garcia pulled them level in the 40th minute, but Los Blancos clung to their advantage.

Cristiano Ronaldo is back, and played in the defeat against Real Betis, but will be hoping for more success this afternoon.

A determined Ronaldo hit the upright again with a wonderful curling strike, before a rare attack at the other end saw Alaves likewise hit the woodwork as Alfonso Pedraza's shot deflected beyond Navas and against the crossbar. Alaves, meanwhile, are next in La Liga action away to Levante next weekend.

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