Karim Benzema struck twice as Real Madrid came from behind to beat Real Valladolid.
Masip, Antoñito, Joaquín, Calero, Nacho, Anuar (Daniele Verde, 63'), Míchel, Alcaraz, Keko (Duje Cop, 73'), Sergi Guardiola y Óscar Plano (Unal, 86')
Courtois, Odriozola, Varane (Vallejo, 88'), Nacho, Reguilón (Marcelo, 89'), Modric, Casemiro, Kroos (Fede Valverde, 74'), Marco Asensio, Benzema y Dani Ceballos
1-0 M.29 Anuar. 1-1 M.34 Varane. 1-2 M.51 Benzema, de penalti. 1-3 M.60 Benzema. 1-4 M.85 Modric
Gil Manzano (extremeño). TA: Nacho (61') / Odriozola (12'), Reguilón (45'), Courtois (64'), Marcelo (93').TR: Casemiro (69' y 80')
Partido correspondiente a la jornada 27 de la Liga Santander, disputado en el Nuevo Zorrilla ante 21.914 espectadores
Ruben Alcaraz punted a penalty into the sky and Sergi Guardiola had two goals ruled out for offside at the start of the game.
However Anuar finished from close range after a neat move to send the minnows ahead.
Raphael Varane equalised for Madrid, stabbing home from a corner after poor keeping from Jordi Masip.
Benzema netted a penalty in the second half before heading in to complete his brace.
Luka Modric tucked in the fourth after Casemiro saw his first ever Madrid red card for seeing a second yellow.
Real are third and still 12 points behind Barcelona, after their entire season collapsed in a week.
Coach Santiago Solari will be sacked sooner or later despite the big win, which wasn’t even that convincing because Valladolid played well in the first half.
Madrid had plenty of injuries but still left Isco out of the squad. That looked like backfiring as Valladolid dominated.
But in the end quality told and Madrid’s stars put three points on the board as the rebuilding job got underway.