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Real hit six to keep pressure on at the top

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Real Madrid kept up the pressure on city rivals Atletico at the top of La Liga with a big win at Real Betis.

Isco scored twice while Cristiano Ronaldo’s fourth of the season helped Zinedine Zidane’s side to victory after a run of four successive draws.

Raphael Varane headed in Real’s opener before Karim Benzema’s close-range finish and Marcelo’s looped strike put Real in control at the break.

Alvaro Cejudo’s goal briefly gave Betis hope before Isco and Ronaldo struck.

The win means Real are level on 18 points with league leaders Atletico, who are ahead on goal difference.

Line-ups

Real Betis

  • 13Adán
  • 12Piccini
  • 23Mandi
  • 20PezzellaBooked at 49mins
  • 14Durmisi
  • 22BrasanacSubstituted forZozuliaat 45′minutesBooked at 77mins
  • 5dos Santos AraujoBooked at 90mins
  • 8MartinSubstituted forCeballos Fernándezat 67′minutes
  • 17Joaquín
  • 19Alegría MorenoSubstituted forCejudoat 45′minutesBooked at 64mins
  • 24Castro

Substitutes

  • 1Giménez Hernández
  • 7Musonda
  • 9Sanabria
  • 10Ceballos Fernández
  • 15Donk
  • 16Cejudo
  • 18Zozulia

Real Madrid

  • 1Navas
  • 2Carvajal
  • 3Pepe
  • 5Varane
  • 12Marcelo
  • 16KovacicSubstituted forVázquezat 65′minutes
  • 8Kroos
  • 22IscoBooked at 43mins
  • 11BaleSubstituted forAsensioat 79′minutes
  • 9BenzemaSubstituted forMorataat 75′minutes
  • 7Ronaldo

Substitutes

  • 6Nacho
  • 13Casilla
  • 17Vázquez
  • 18Díaz Mejía
  • 20Asensio
  • 21Morata
  • 23Danilo
Referee:
Jesús Gil Manzano
Attendance:
41,655

Match Stats

Home TeamReal BetisAway TeamReal Madrid
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home13
Away22
Shots on Target
Home2
Away9
Corners
Home2
Away5
Fouls
Home14
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Real Betis 1, Real Madrid 6.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Real Betis 1, Real Madrid 6.

Attempt missed. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right from a direct free kick.

Booking

Petros (Real Betis) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Marco Asensio (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Petros (Real Betis).

Attempt saved. Rubén Castro (Real Betis) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Joaquín.

Attempt blocked. Rubén Castro (Real Betis) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Roman Zozulia.

Attempt missed. Rubén Castro (Real Betis) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Riza Durmisi.

Attempt missed. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Álvaro Morata.

Foul by Álvaro Morata (Real Madrid).

Petros (Real Betis) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Marco Asensio (Real Madrid).

Dani Ceballos (Real Betis) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Real Madrid. Marco Asensio replaces Gareth Bale.

Goal!

Goal! Real Betis 1, Real Madrid 6. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Álvaro Morata.

Booking

Roman Zozulia (Real Betis) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Lucas Vázquez (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Roman Zozulia (Real Betis).

Attempt blocked. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) right footed shot from long range on the left is blocked.

Álvaro Morata (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Petros (Real Betis).

Substitution

Substitution, Real Madrid. Álvaro Morata replaces Karim Benzema.

Attempt missed. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) header from very close range is too high. Assisted by Marcelo with a cross.

Attempt saved. Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Lucas Vázquez with a through ball.

Attempt blocked. Álvaro Cejudo (Real Betis) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Foul by Gareth Bale (Real Madrid).

Petros (Real Betis) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Real Betis. Dani Ceballos replaces Jonas Martin.

Attempt missed. Álvaro Cejudo (Real Betis) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Cristiano Piccini.

Substitution

Substitution, Real Madrid. Lucas Vázquez replaces Mateo Kovacic.

Booking

Álvaro Cejudo (Real Betis) is shown the yellow card.

Marcelo (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Álvaro Cejudo (Real Betis).

Corner, Real Betis. Conceded by Daniel Carvajal.

Goal!

Goal! Real Betis 1, Real Madrid 5. Isco (Real Madrid) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Cristiano Ronaldo.

Attempt blocked. Rubén Castro (Real Betis) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Joaquín.

Foul by Gareth Bale (Real Madrid).

Riza Durmisi (Real Betis) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Real Betis 1, Real Madrid 4. Álvaro Cejudo (Real Betis) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Joaquín.

goal

Source: BBC Football Read Original Article: Real hit six to keep pressure on at the top

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