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Madrid hit five to close gap

Published: Sunday 19 January 2014
There were five different goalscorers as Real Madrid CF beat bottom side Real Betis Balompié with ease to move level on points with FC Barcelona and Club Atlético de Madrid.
Madrid hit five to close gap
Real Madrid's Karim Benzema is congratulated by team-mates after his goal against Betis ©AFP/Getty Images
Published: Sunday 19 January 2014

Madrid hit five to close gap

There were five different goalscorers as Real Madrid CF beat bottom side Real Betis Balompié with ease to move level on points with FC Barcelona and Club Atlético de Madrid.

Real Madrid CF were the day's big winners as they put five past bottom side Real Betis Balompié without reply, while Elche CF moved clear of the drop zone with victory over fellow strugglers Rayo Vallecano de Madrid.

Just three points behind FC Barcelona and Club Atlético de Madrid going into the weekend, Carlo Ancelotti's charges set about putting pressure on the league's pacesetters ahead of their respective games on Sunday, with three first-half goals. Cristiano Ronaldo opening the scoring in the tenth minute before Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema put the Merengues firmly in control.

Ángel Di María and Álvaro Morata were on target in the second period as the capital club hit five or more for the fourth time in the Liga this term. Elsewhere, Elche ended a run of five games without a win thanks to a home victory against Rayo Vallecano. RCD Espanyol captain Sergio García's superb winner, two minutes from time, accounted for RC Celta de Vigo, while there was nothing to separate mid-table Granada CF and CA Osasuna.

On Friday, Málaga CF and Valencia CF played out a goalless draw as both sides struggle to keep pace with the top four.

Last updated: 19/01/14 0.44CET

Results

Spanish Liga 2013/14

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 19/01/2014 22:52 CET

19/01/2014

AtléticoAtlético1-1SevillaSevilla

Villa 18

Rakitić 73 (P)

Venue: Madrid

19/01/2014

LevanteLevante1-1BarcelonaBarcelona

Vyntra 10

Piqué 19

Venue: Valencia

19/01/2014

VillarrealVillarreal2-0AlmeríaAlmería

Uche 3, Bruno Soriano 87 (P)

Venue: Castellon

19/01/2014

GetafeGetafe2-2Real SociedadReal Sociedad

Marica 28, Pedro León 52

Agirretxe 4, 16

Venue: Madrid

18/01/2014

EspanyolEspanyol1-0CeltaCelta

Sergio García 88

Venue: Barcelona

18/01/2014

GranadaGranada0-0OsasunaOsasuna

Venue: Granada

18/01/2014

ElcheElche2-0Rayo VallecanoRayo Vallecano

Albácar 19 (P), Márquez 79

Venue: Elche

18/01/2014

BetisBetis0-5Real MadridReal Madrid

Ronaldo 10, Bale 25, Benzema 45+1, Di María 62, Morata 90

Venue: Sevilla

17/01/2014

MálagaMálaga0-0ValenciaValencia

Venue: Malaga

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