Benzema and Ronaldo fire Los Blancos four points clear of Barcelona

first_imgReal Madrid extended their lead at the top of La Liga by four points with a 2-0 win over Elche, in what was a scrappy, physical affair at the Estadio Martinez Velero stadium in Elche.Real Madrid dominated the first half and created chances but were held scoreless due to some poor finishing by the forwards like Ronaldo, Benzema and Bale. The second half though, was entirely different as Benzema and Ronaldo scored to place Madrid in a very strong position. Benzema tapped in a weak Ronaldo-cross which was deflected by Pezemyslaw Tyton, the Elche goal keeper in Benzema’s path. The second goal was a majestic header by the reigning Ballon d’Or holder Ronaldo who powered the into-the-top corner from a Isco cross.This win also marked a milestone for the Real Madrid coach as this was his 100th match at the helm of Real. The win also marked a historical achievement for Iker Casillas as he recorded a clean-sheet in his 500th league match. Carlo Ancelotti did not make any changes to the line up which featured against Schalke with Bale, Benzema and Ronaldo upfront in attack, Isco, Toni Kroos and Lucas Silva in midfield and the back line formed of Pepe, Raphael Varane, Marcelo, Dani Carvajal in front of Iker Casillas.This was a productive week for Real as their rivals Barcelona slumped to a 0-1 defeat on their home turf in Camp Nou. Next up for Real Madrid is a home match against Villarreal the yellow submarine on March 2, 2015 at 1:30 am IST. After that they pay a visit to Athletic Bilbao on March 7, 2015 at 10:30 pm IST.advertisementLa Liga 2014-15 Standings Top 3 Teams : TeamsGames playedWonDrawnLostGoals forGoals againstGoal differencePointsReal Madrid24200474225260Barcelona FC24182467145356Atletico Madrid24172550222853last_img

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