Real Betis vs Real Madrid


And we did change. "I'll keep the fact that we scored five".

Zidane however said: "Hopefully Marcelo's [injury] isn't much".

"It was an end-to-end game, a insane game but everyone likes games like that", Real coach Zinedine Zidane told reporters.

Real Madrid face Leganes on Wednesday night in a rescheduled La Liga game from December when Los Blancos were away winning the Club World Cup.

It did not give an estimated time of recovery. "Sometimes when answering [questions about the future], there are doubts, but until I get exhausted of this job, I will continue", he said. Madrid's Marcelo left the match in the first half with a hamstring injury. "I do not like to see today that we have three or four players out injured".

"I'm happy for today's game, and for how things are going, and I hope to continue with this good dynamic of the team".

Nacho's own goal put Betis ahead at the break but Sergio Ramos, Asensio and Cristiano Ronaldo scored to put the defending champions in control.

Dani Carvajal, Mateo Kovacic, Lucas Vazquez and Marco Asensio are also recalled, the latter having shined off the bench with a hand in both of Madrid's late goals to down PSG.

"We are not stopping, we are playing well at the moment, and we are enjoying ourselves", said Gameiro when asked about his team's pursuit of Barcelona.

"We haven't had many days to rest up but that's just the way it goes". Zidane opted for a rotated line-up after his side's midweek victory in the Champions League and it looked to have cost him dearly - but his players seemed determined to avoid another upset.

Defensive collapses of that nature are not particularly unusual for teams managed by Betis boss Quique Setien, who has always struggled to cajole consistency to match their undoubted quality on the ball.