Real Madrid had 18 shots in total, including eight on targetKarim Benzema scored and picked up an assist as Real Madrid recorded a comfortable win over Espanyol but were down to 10 men for the final stages after Ferland Mendy was sent off.Benzema set up French team-mate Raphael Varane for the opener and made it…

Lionel Messi has scored 30 goals against Atletico Madrid in all competitions during his career, second only to the 37 he has registered against SevillaLionel Messi scored a sublime late winner as champions Barcelona defeated Atletico Madrid to return to the top of La Liga.Messi curled sweetly into the corner of Jan Oblak’s goal from…

Gareth Bale was restored to the starting line-up in Real’s narrow victory at AlavesGareth Bale made his first Real Madrid start since 5 October as Zinedine Zidane’s side moved top of La Liga with victory at Alaves.Real captain Sergio Ramos opened the scoring with a flicked header 10 minutes into the second half.Lucas Perez equalised…

Bale has only scored twice for Real Madrid this seasonBBC coverageHow to follow:Listen on BBC Radio 5 live and BBC local radio; text commentary on the BBC Sport websiteReal Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane says Gareth Bale is “a big part of the group” as they prepare to face Paris St-Germain in the Champions League. The…

Luka Modric scored Real Madrid’s third as Zinedine Zidane’s side stayed joint-top with BarcelonaSubstitute Gareth Bale received a mixed reception at the Bernabeu as Real Madrid fought back to defeat Real Sociedad and stay joint-top of La Liga with Barcelona.Bale was pictured with a flag that read ‘Wales. Golf. Madrid. In that order’ while on…

Gareth Bale has made seven appearances for Real Madrid this seasonZinedine Zidane is happy to have Gareth Bale fit and says there is no need to discuss his Wales flag celebration.Bale has been criticised in Spain following Wales’ Euro 2020 win over Hungary, when he was pictured with a flag saying “Wales. Golf. Madrid. In…

Karim Benzema scored twice in a comfortable victory for Zinedine Zidane’s sideReal Madrid cruised past Eibar to remain level on points with Barcelona at the top of La Liga.Karim Benzema opened the scoring before Sergio Ramos doubled the visitors’ lead from the penalty spot.Benzema fired in another penalty nine minutes later, with Federico Valverde making…

Rodrygo (left) completed his hat-trick in stoppage time after Karim Benzema’s braceBrazilian forward Rodrygo announced himself on club football’s biggest stage with a ‘perfect’ hat-trick in Real Madrid’s 6-0 defeat of Galatasaray.The 18-year-old became the second youngest player to score a Champions League treble, behind only Real legend Raul.He has already been labelled the “new…

Substitute Luka Jovic scored his first goal for Real Madrid since joining from Eintracht Frankfurt for a reported 60m euros in the summerReal Madrid moved within a point of La Liga leaders Barcelona by returning to winning ways with a routine home victory against struggling Leganes.After Brazilian teenager Rodrygo tapped in, Toni Kroos doubled the…