Real Madrid hosted Elche & started with goalkeeper Keylor Navas, Illaramendi & Isco. Obviously Casillas, Modric & Benzema were given a rest but this did not change the fact that Real Madrid dominated proceedings with a 5 - 1 final result & win. Cristiano Ronaldo scored four goals, that is, the Portuguese got himself another HAT-TRICK, simply extraordinary.
The "newcomers", Illaramendi & Isco had an excellent match, while Navas was not troubled except for a penalty - & the only Elche goal - given in the 15th min that Edu Albacer converted & that the Real Madrid goalie could not really do much about it. Real Madrid was only really pushed by Elche the first 19 mins with the visitors doing little more thereafter except some loose shooting. The goals fell in the following order:
- Edu Albacer 15th min (penalty), 0 - 1
- Gareth Bale 19th min , 1 - 1
- Cristiano Ronaldo 27th min (penalty), 2 - 1
- Cristiano Ronaldo 31st min , 3 - 1
- Cristiano Ronaldo 80th min (penalty), 4 - 1
- Cristiano Ronaldo 91st min
More Spanish Liga Round 5 mid-week games tomorrow.