A superb volley from Dani Carvajal on the hour was enough to give Los Blancos all three points at the Estadio Benito Villamarín and LaLiga's top spot.
Alfredo Relaño reacts to Real Betis' dramatic Copa del Rey semi-final win over Rayo Vallecano at the Estadio Benito Villamarín on Thursday.
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Alfredo Relaño looks back at Real Madrid's defeat to Real Betis at the Estadio Benito Villamarín on Sunday.
Tonight, Spain face an assignment with a difference away to the Faroes, an archipelago located some way off that is part of the Kingdom of Denmark...
Tonight, we play in Malta in a match which, for a whole generation of Spaniards, brings back memories of THAT 12-1 win...
Last night's Copa del Rey clash was a delight to watch, a classic full blooded cup tie. Betis went two goals ahead against a Valencia side who reused to roll over ended up securing a creditable 2-2 draw.
Alfredo Relaño takes a look at how things are shaping up at the top of LaLiga, with Barcelona and Atlético dropping points and Real Madrid beating Alavés.
Alfredo Relaño looks at the mouth-watering line-up for the semi-finals of the Copa del Rey, ahead of this afternoon's draw in Las Rozas.
AS editor Alfredo Relaño looks at the decision to host the Copa del Rey final at the Estadio Benito Villamarín and praises the move "to cut off a source of bad blood" between the clubs.
Sunday's LaLiga action was brought to a close at the Villamarín, where Real Madrid needed a late Dani Ceballos free-kick to secure maximum points.
Scenario 1: if we win today in Zagreb, we will be sure of topping the group and can look forward to the 'final four' of this new competition...