Real Madrid vs Elche

Federico Valverde, Karim Benzema and Marco Asensio scored in LaLiga on Wednesday to give Real Madrid a comfortable 3-0 win at bottom-up Elche and the leaders did not even have three goals by VAR in the build-up.

Madrid are on top with 28 points, six ahead of second-placed Barcelona, which have a game in hand and host Villarreal on Thursday.

Coach Carlo Ancelotti decided not to rest key players against Vinless Elche after a 3-1 win over arch-rivals Barcelona in El Clasico on Sunday.

The champion dominated the game from the start and rejected several chances apart from three attempts, the first in the 6th minute when Benzema's strike, which had won the Ballon d'Or on Monday, was dismissed on offside against Vinicius. was done. Junior

In-form Valverde gave Real the lead with a brilliant technical strike from the edge of the field in the 11th minute when Benzema's effort rebounded the defence. Valverde now has six goals in 15 appearances for Real this season, as many of his first 148 appearances for the club.

It was his third goal from distance this campaign and no player has scored more goals from outside the box than Uruguay in Europe's five major leagues this season. "I'm happy for the team and for the win, I'm enjoying the way I'm playing right now," Valverde told DAZN. "Ancelotti told me that if I didn't score at least 10 goals this season, he would retire.