Fantastic play by Madrid. Intricate passing between the subs, who lay it on for Casemiro, his 20-yard shot from the edge of the box flies just wide. Cristiano Ronaldo has finally broken his silence with a post on Instagram, in which he emphasized that: “football has a memory… and so do I!”
The ball falls back to Mendy, who crosses to Benzema at the back post. The No 9 controls it superbly, spins and buries his effort into the side-netting.
Foul on Varane. Madrid free-kick in a dangerous location. Isco hits it. Ramos pleads for a penalty, but the ref says it’s a free out. Ramos can’t believe it. It did look like a foul on Ramos.
Kroos floats his free-kick to the back post, jumping onto it is Casemiro, his headers flies wide of the goal. The hosts have suffered against weaker opposition this season at home: Cádiz, Levante and Alavés have all defeated Zidane’s men at the Di Stéfano.
Madrid can’t afford to drop two points today, meanwhile Elche would take the point right now.