Absolute thrashing this! Real Madrid dominated from the start to the end in all the parts of the field and did not Betis do anything at all.
Isco showed his class once again and made a statement of intent to Zidane as to why he should play every game. If not for that, he's added a few more clubs to his list and is bound to be of heavy interest in January.
Marcelo's comeback could not have been at a better time for the Galacticos and he too looked sharper than ever. Bale, Ronaldo and Benzema once again proved to one of the most dangerous trios in the world of football.
Cejudo, Joaquín and Costro were the only players who tried to do anything for Real Betis on the pitch with Adan trying his best at the post despite conceding SIX!
90 + 1' Ronaldo takes the resulting free kick and it floats over the bar - no trouble for Adan!
90' Real Madrid are on the counter and Asensio is pulled back by Petros and the Betis man goes into the books.
87' Real Betis with another great chance to score but Varane is right on the spot to clear it away.
86' Morata and Ronaldo combine again but the Portuguese selfishly shoots with his left foot when he could have put it back to Morata or Vasquez in the box.
84' Real Betis are enjoying the possession now and Real Madrid are happy to let them have it.
82' The free kick is a poor one as they try a fancy one. It's spotted by a Real Madrid player and he clears it out for a throw in.
81' Free kick to Real Betis is a dangerous position!
78' Finally a goal for Cristiano Ronaldo! Morata gets the ball and puts it through to Ronaldo who makes no mistake and slots past Adan. He's been brilliant throughout the night and has got his reward now!
77' The free kick is straight into the wall and Real Betis charge on the counter. Zozula fouls Vasquez and that's the end of the counter.
75' Freekick to Real Madrid and it's in Ronaldo's range.
73' Dive by Bale? Don't think so. The Welshman goes to ground but does not appeal for a penalty and nor does the Referee award one. One of the Betis player is furious with him though.
72' Rela Betis with another glorious chance to score but the cross is right into the hands of Navas.
71' DOUBLE SAVE! Adan might have conceded 5 against his former club but he's not willing to concede more!
70' Great chance for Betis who have two bites at the cherry but both of them are blocked by Pepe!
69' Trickery by Ronaldo to set up Benzema but the Frenchman can't control the ball and it's cleared away.
66' Real Betis have a chance to make it 5-2 but the shot is well wide. The player goes down claiming to have been fouled by Varane but the referee isn't happy with his acting.
64' Real Betis players have lost their cool now. They are absolutely livid with themselves and with Marcelo bossing them in the defence, they take out the frustration on him by shoving him to the ground.
62' What an absolute beauty! Bales puts the ball to Ronaldo who crosses in for Benzema. The Frenchman's acrobatic effort is nowhere near the ball and it falls to Isco at the edge of the box. The Spaniard calmly curls it into the top corner to make it 5-1.
57' Benzema with a high boot and Jonas is down in the Betis box. The play continues as the referee gives advantage but then pulls it back as the midfielder stays on the floor.
55' A deserving goal for Real Betis who have played their hearts out in the 2nd half! Pepe misplaces his pass and Real Betis do well to make him pay for the error and put the ball through to Alvaro Cejudo who is unmarked. He runs into the box being chased by Isco and slots past Navas to make it 4-1!
53' Chance for Joaquín now and the Real Betis man puts it wide again! So many chances for the hosts tonight but they just can't seem to find the targte!
50' OFF THE LINE! Real Betis with a brilliant chance to score but Pepe is on the line to save the header by Ruben Castro.
49' Ambition cross by Real Betis winger and is easily met by Pepe who chests it down for Navas to catch.
47' Carvajal with a good cross to Benzema who shoots first time! The ball is way out and goes to the construction site.
Time for the 2nd half! Can Real Betis make a comeback?
45' Real Betis corner is a poor one and Real Madrid start the counter with Kovacic passing the ball to Benzema puts in through to Ronaldo. The Portuguese unselfishly crosses it to Pepe who does the same thing and puts it on the plate for Isco in front of an open goal! Isco does not fumble and makes it 4-0 to Real Madrid!
43' YELLOW CARD! Isco is the first one booked for trying to stop the counter-attack.
43' The counter is poor one in the end and the ball is cleared away by Marcelo.
42' Corner to Real Madrid as Mandi heads the ball away before it reaches Ronaldo. The resulting corner is a poor one and Real Betis are on a counter..
40' Benzema shoots from outside the box and it pinballs among the defenders and falls to Marcelo who looked offside. The Brazilian get hit on the shoulder by the ball and then mishits his shot. The ball just loops and goes past a diving Adan. 3-0
38' Corner to Real Madrid as Gareth Bale does well to put pressure on the Betis left back who kicks the ball out.
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|16||Deportivo La Coruña||38||8||12||18||-18||36|