Real Madrid's Karim Benzema added his sixth goal in the last four matches.
MADRID — Real Madrid defeated Alaves at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium for its fourth straight win in the league, with Karim Benzema scoring in the first half for his sixth goal in the last four matches - and 18th of the season.
Vinicius Junior, who helped set up Benzema's opener, added to the lead with an 80th-minute shot from inside the area, and substitute Mariano Diaz closed the scoring with a powerful diving header in stoppage time.
Madrid has won all its league games since starting the year with a draw at Villarreal and a home loss to Real Sociedad.
It was the third defeat in a row for Alaves, which dropped to seventh in the standings.