Both sides had opportunities in the first period, but neither could make the breakthrough with the score level at the interval.
Cristiano Ronaldo broke the deadlock in the early stages of the second period, however, when his free kick squeezed into the bottom corner.
Read how it all unfolded in Sports Mole's minute-by-minute live commentary of the action below.
ELCHE: Herrera; Lomban, Suarez, Albacar, Botia; Sanchez, Marquez, Perez; Manu, Coro, Gil
REAL MADRID: Lopez; Arbeloa, Pepe, Ramos, Coentrao; Khedira, Modric; Di Maria, Isco Ronaldo; Benzema