Real Madrid moved closer to securing the La Liga title after beating Alaves 2 goals to nil.
Madrid were without inspirational skipper Sergio Ramos but still got the job done in easy fashion.
The Spaniard was out due to suspension after accumulating his 10th yellow card in the win against Getafe.
French-Algerian Karim Benzema stepped in and captained the side on Friday night.
The match was as comfortable as they come for Los Blancos.
Alaves only threatened in the initial stages of the game when Joselu struck the bar after a brilliant cross from Burke.
Mendy was a threat on the left wing and combined well with Rodrygo.
Brazilian Rodrygo played like an absolute gem throughout the game making life difficult for the Alaves defenders.
Mendy outpace Navarro on the left wing and the Alaves defender committed to a clumsy challenge.
The referee gave the penalty but replays shewed the foul was committed on the heel of Mendy just on the line.
VAR gave a go ahead and stand in skipper Benzema sent the Alaves keeper the wrong way.
Alaves tried to get back in the game but there were just glimpses of threats.
Oliver Burke was a pain to Lucas Vasquez on the right hand side of the Madrid defense.
Winger Vasquez stood in as right back for Dani Carvajal who also was out on suspension.
Burke shot straight at Cuortois after turning Eder Militao at the edge of the box.
The Belgian shot stopper was up to the task as it was without power.
Then, the English man produced a bit of trickery finding Luca Perez but Joselu interfered and shot it aimlessly wide.
The second half was more of the same with Modric and Madrid taking full control of the midfield.
Alaves had even less attacks than in the first half and slept off allowing Benzema to go suspiciously onside to pass to Asensio for the second goal.
This was the young Spaniard’s second goal in 4 matches since coming back from a season long injury.
This was Real Madrid’s sixth straight clean sheet in 8 games since returning from the break.
Benzema’s penalty against Alaves made it the 3rd straight match Los Blancos have been awarded a penalty.
They face Granada on Monday.