Real Madrid bounced back from their embarrassing UEFA Champions League exit with a comprehensive 4-1 win over Real Valladolid on Sunday (Mar 10).
The action was relentless right from the off and Real narrowly avoided going behind three times in quick succession. Ruben Alcaraz ballooned a penalty over the bar for Valladolid, before Sergi Guardiola had two goals ruled out for offside.
Valladolid weren't to be denied a fourth time and finally broke the deadlock just before the half hour mark through Anuar - only to be pegged back ten minutes later as Real equalised through Raphael Varane.
Karim Benzema then scored a brace within the first 15 minutes of the second half to put Real into a comfortable lead.
The win was put into some doubt when Casemiro was sent off with ten minutes left on the clock, but Luka Modric sealed the win in the closing stages with a tidy close range finish.