Vinicius Junior gave the Madrilenians the lead in the 47th minute after a one-two with Luka Jovic, Jovic then made it 2-0 ten minutes later. The Serb was already in play for Karim Benzema in the 17th minute, the top striker left the place in San Sebastian with suspected injury. David Alaba showed a sovereign performance in central defense at Real and played through against Sturm Graz’s Europa League opponents.
FC Barcelona, meanwhile, suffered the first setback under neo-coach Xavi Hernandez after two recent victories. The Catalans lost the home game against third Betis Sevilla with a goal by Juanmi in the 79th minute with 0-1. Yusuf Demir, loaned to Barca by Rapid, was not used for the seventh in the league. Atletico Madrid also lost, with a 2-1 defeat against Mallorca for the reigning champions.