Real Madrid have averted the false start in the Spanish championship. David Alaba made a significant contribution to the 2-1 win against promoted Almeria. Austria’s football star became the match winner for Real Madrid on Sunday evening just a few seconds after being substituted on. The “Royal” avoided a loss of points at the start of the championship in Spain thanks to Vienna’s magnificent free-kick to make it 2-1 (75th).
Already on Wednesday, Alaba brought the royal team onto the road to victory in the Supercup against Eintracht Frankfurt. Real was behind for a long time against Almeria after the early 0-1 through Largie Ramazani (6th). Lucas Vazquez equalized in the 61st minute before Alaba came on after a foul whistle, took a free kick and sunk the ball over the wall via the inside right post.
Marko Arnautovic was able to write to Serie A at the start of the season. Nevertheless, the ÖFB legionnaire left the field as a loser with FC Bologna. When the red-blue team lost 2-1 at Lazio, Austria’s team striker scored a penalty on Sunday (38′) to give his team the lead at the break. The jubilation in front of the Roman fan curve brought the Viennese a yellow card. However, Lazio turned the game around after an own goal by Lorenzo De Silvestri (68′) and a goal by striker Ciro Immobile (79′).
Both the Romans and Bologna ended the game with ten men following first-half exclusions. At Lazio, neo-goalie Luis Maximiano had to leave the field in the 5th minute after a handball in the penalty area, and Bologna’s Soumaoro followed him just before the break.
In addition, Emanuel Aiwu was able to celebrate his debut in the Italian House of Lords. The ex-Rapidler (21) suffered a 2:3 defeat with newly promoted Cremonese. Aiwu came on the field in the finish, the home team, who had been outnumbered for a long time, only scored the winning goal in the 96th minute through Rolando Mandragora. Aiwu played right in defense from the 82nd minute.
Goalkeeper Andrei Radu, on loan from Inter Milan, failed to score the decisive goal. Cremonese’s Gonzalo Escalante saw red just before half-time. The league newcomer then managed to equalize 2:2 in the meantime. AS Roma got a 1-0 win over Salernitana. Like Inter, champions Milan had already won on Saturday.