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Benzema, Ronaldo score to put Real back on track

Benzema, Ronaldo score to put Real back on track
Real Madrid kept Barcelona in their sights as an early goal from Karim Benzema put them on their way to a 2-0 win over Rayo Vallecano - but they remain  eight points behind the Catalan side, who are yet to drop a point this season.

Benzema on Monday, struck after 13 minutes and Cristiano Ronaldo added a second mid-way through the second half as Jose Mourinho’s side came out on top in the match suspended  on Sunday due to floodlight failure caused by sabotage.

In injury time Jose Casado was dismissed for the home side after receiving his second yellow card. The green light was finally given to play the game on Monday evening at Rayo’s Estadio de Vallecas ground in what was a tough battle for Madrid against city rivals Rayo.

‘We played as a team but we could still have been better. We were committed, which is important and it allowed us to win without problems,’ said Mourinho afterwards.

Sergio Ramos returned to the side, while Michael Essien was also given the nod over  Sami Khedira to partner Xabi Alonso in front of the defence.
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