Oct 15, 2016 at 7.45pm UK at ​Estadio Benito Villamarin
Real Betis
1-6
Real Madrid
Cejudo (55')
Pezzella (49'), Zozulya (77'), Petros (91')
FT(HT: 0-4)
Varane (4'), Benzema (31'), Marcelo (39'), Isco (45', 62'), Ronaldo (78')
Isco (43')

Zinedine Zidane "very pleased" with five-goal win

Zinedine Zidane appears prior to the game between Real Madrid and Deportivo La Coruna on January 9, 2016
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Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane praises his team following Saturday's 6-1 win over Real Betis, which ended a run of four games without a win.

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has paid tribute to his players following Saturday's 6-1 win over Real Betis in La Liga.

Los Blancos entered the clash in Seville off the back of three successive league draws and four in all competitions, but returned to winning ways in style courtesy of a brace from Isco and goals from Raphael Varane, Karim Benzema, Marcelo and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Zidane has previously been critical of his team's slow start to matches this season, but the Frenchman has said that he was "very pleased" with the intensity on display against Gus Poyet's outfit.

"I am very pleased. After four draws we had to make a game like that. That was the intensity we needed. There are no small teams but we started strong and it is difficult for the opponent when we start that way," Zidane told reporters.

"Hopefully [the winless run] will not happen again. If we get the intensity of today from the beginning we will lose less points. The players know that it is difficult for the opponent when we play well, but we must continue working as we are."

Real Madrid will return to Champions League action at home to Legia Warsaw on Tuesday night.

Zinedine Zidane looks on during the UEFA Champions League match between AS Roma and Real Madrid on February 17, 2016
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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Real Madrid14104037122534
2Barcelona1484234151928
3Sevilla148332520527
4Atletico MadridAtletico1474328111725
5Athletic Bilbao147252017323
6Villarreal146531910923
7Real Sociedad147252319423
8EibarEibar146352119221
9Celta Vigo146352426-221
10Las PalmasLas Palmas145542522320
11Malaga145542321220
12Espanyol144731717019
13AlavesAlaves144551417-317
14Real Betis144371728-1115
15Leganes144281125-1414
16Deportivo La CorunaDeportivo143471824-613
17Valencia143381926-712
18Sporting GijonSporting Gijon143381528-1312
19Granada141581330-178
20Osasuna141491329-167