VITORIA-GASTEIZ, Spain, Dec 21 A stoppage time header by fullback 

Lucas Vazquez earned 10-man Real Madrid a 1-0 victory at lowly

Alaves in LaLiga on Thursday, with defender Nacho handed his marching orders following a sliding tackle

A stoppage time header by full-back Lucas Vazquez earned 10-man Real Madrid 

a 1-0 victory at lowly Alaves in LaLiga on Thursday, 

with defender Nacho handed his marching orders following a sliding tackle.

The win left Real Madrid on top of the standings on goal difference, 

level on 45 points with surprise package Girona, who were held to a 1-1 draw at 

Real Betis earlier on Thursday. Barcelona are third on 38 points.

But after losing Nacho to a straight red in the 54th minute,