The Los Blancos overcame 10-man Real Sociedad and an unhelpfully hostile Santiago Bernabeu crowd to reassert their grip on La Liga’s title race with a 3-0 victory. Matei Kovačić opened the scoring in the 38th minute, Cristiano Ronaldo raised to 2-0 in the 51st while Álvaro Morata in the 82nd booked the final 3-0 win.
Barcelona slipped at the Estadio Benito Villamarín and was held to a 1-1 draw against Real Betis on Sunday. Álex Alegría in the 75th minute brought the home side into a lead, while Luis Suarez in the injury time saved the Catalans from defeat. With new points dropped, Barca is now four points behind the league toppers, Real Madrid who’ve played a game less, meaning the gap could jump to seven points clear.
La Liga table