La Liga, Santiago Bernabeu: Real Madrid 4 (Benzema 6′, Ronaldo 64′, Bale 66′, Jese 85′) Sevilla 0
Man of the match – Karim Benzema is back!
To announce his top form return, he opened the score chat in the Real Madrid 4-0 whitewash of Sevilla with a crisp half-volley strike.
Real Madrid have missed their number nine. Benzema returned to action having missed four games through injury and he was back in, opening the scoring with a crisp half-volley strike.
With the Frenchman involved Real Madrid are a much more complete side. With Benzema back in the team they had the look of a team once again.
Gareth Bale was also fired up as he became the top British goal scorer in La Liga history, finding the net in Real Madrid’s 4-0 win over Sevilla.
The Welsh winger added his name to the score sheet with a simple finish after good work by Karim Benzema.
Cristiano Ronaldo also found the net in the win, but not before he fired a penalty kick over the bar.
Jese Rodriguez also found the net, finishing with just five minutes left to play.
But it was Bale and Benzema who stole the show at the Santiago Bernabeu, with Zinedine Zidane’s side enjoying an enthralling evening in front of their own fans.
The result does little to change the fact that Real Madrid are still unlikely to mount a title challenge, with 10 points separating them from Barcelona at the top of the table, but the performance put down a marker for the rest of the season.
Until tonight it was rather unclear what personality Zidane’s Real Madrid side would take on over time.
But against Sevilla Los Blancos were at their exhilarating best, moving the ball quickly from back to front and making the most of their natural assets. Was this the first real sign of Zidane’s Real Madrid?