With the momentum from the success in the Clasico, Real Madrid celebrated their ninth league win in ten games. The Champions League winner won 3-0 (1-0) at FC Elche on Wednesday.
Coach Carlo Ancelotti’s team thus increased their cushion at the top of the table to six points over pursuers FC Barcelona. Real’s archrival Barcelona, who lost 3-1 at Los Blancos on Sunday, can shorten again on Thursday.
Federico Valverde (11′), Karim Benzema (75′), newly crowned winner of the Ballon d’Or, and Marcos Asensio (89′) scored for Real. National defender Antonio Rüdiger played through. Former world champion Toni Kroos was substituted against the bottom of the table in the 80th minute.