With Zinedine Zidane and Cristiano Ronaldo now not at the club, 2 of the pillars therefore crucial to their recent success are removed and also the former Oporto boss has thus far didn’t show he will realize an answer.
While a lot of of the eye are on Real Madrid, hosts Alaves merit credit for a battling show that puts them joint prime of the table.
They had goalkeeper Fernando Pacheco to impart within the gap stages as he denied Karim Benzema and Dani Ceballos.
But after weathering the Real Madrid storm, Alaves grew into the game and more than matched their illustrious opponents.
The visitors struggled to clear several clear-cut openings once the break and because the game wore on they left themselves prone to the biff.
That proven to be the case as Garcia snatched the winner from shut vary once Ruben Sobrino’s initial effort was well saved by Thibaut Courtois.
That was just about the last kick of the sport, with the ultimate whistle sparking scenes of jubilation within the Mendizorrotza sports stadium as Alaves secured a historic success.
Barcelona will restore their 3 purpose lead the highest of the table with a win against Valencia on Sunday (kick-off 19:45 BST).