64 minSighter for Madrid as Ronaldo finds Marcelo in the box, but he gives away a free kick. Meanwhile, final change for Madrid as Higuain is replaced by Karim Benzema.
62 minDecent spell of possession for Deportivo as Pizzi and Marchena exchange passes in the Madrid half, but there is simply no way through Pepe & Co.
60 minAnother half-chance for Madrid as Marcelo finds Alonso on the edge of the box, but the Spaniard's shot is pushed away by Aranzubia. The fourth appears to be coming.
58 minAnother fine chance for the home side as Ronaldo picks up possession inside the penalty area, but he just cannot get his shot away. Meanwhile, Xabi Alonso comes on to replace Luka Modric.
56 minChange for Deportivo as Riki is replaced by Nelson Oliveira. Can he inspire his team?
55 minAnother sighter for the home side as Ronaldo finds Higuain in the area, but Evaldo just clears possession at the vital moment. Meanwhile, the resulting corner is cleared by Marchena.
53 minPeriod of possession for the away side as Pizzi and Riki combine in the Madrid half, but there is just no way through at the moment. A goal either way may well decide this match.
51 minAgain Madrid threaten down the right as Khedira loops a cross into the box, but Aranzubia comes to collect. It's just so one-sided at the moment.
49 minIt's all Madrid at the moment with Modric and Kaka linking in the Deportivo half, but the former loses possession at the vital moment.
47 minEarly chance for Madrid to add a third as Ronaldo attempts to find Higuain in the box, but Evaldo just makes the challenge. That really would have been game over.
46 minHere we go then. Madrid kick us off in the second period. Changes for both sides at the break as Kaka replaces Ozil for Madrid. Meanwhile, Laure comes on in place of Pablo for Deportivo.
7.52pmJust a reminder that the result would leave eight points behind Barcelona ahead of El Clasico. Meanwhile, Deportivo would drop into 14th.
7.49pmMadrid have still been a bit sloppy with their final ball. But they are well worth their two-goal lead. Is there any possible way that Deportivo can save this one? Not for me.
7.46pmLet's take a look at some statistics from the opening half of football. Madrid have dominated possession with 61%. Meanwhile, they have had nine shots to Deportivo's one.
7.43pmIt was Deportivo who took the lead with a Riki goal after 16 minutes, but Madrid were level seven minutes later when Cristiano Ronaldo converted from the penalty spot. Madrid moved ahead in the match seven minutes before the break when Angel di Maria produced a cool finish from close range and it was three after 44 minutes when Ronaldo headed his second of the match.
7.40pmSo there we have it. Madrid come from behind to lead 3-1 at the interval of their La Liga encounter with Deportivo. Simply put, they simply have to pick up all three points ahead of next week's trip to Barcelona.
37 minDeportivo have a hint of a penalty claim as Varane appears to fell Aguilar in the box, but the referee waves play on. Meanwhile, Ronaldo's effort is pushed away by Aranzubia down the other end.
35 minDeportivo just get a little rest as they pick up a couple of free kicks in their own half. However, they keep giving possession back to the home side.
33 minChance! So nearly a second for Ronaldo as he advances in the area, but Pablo just makes a challenge at the vital moment. Meanwhile, the resulting corner is cleared.
31 minNothing much happening at the moment with Madrid in control of possession. Mourinho is not happy with the tempo and let's his players know all about it.
29 minThe home supporters have just started to find their voice as their team pass and pass inside the Deportivo half. The away side are camped in their own half at the moment.
27 minHalf-chance for the home side as Higuain chips a dangerous cross into the area, but Ze Castro is on hand to clear the danger. Deportivo just need a period of possession with the 30-minute mark approaching.
25 minIt's all Madrid at the moment as they pass and probe in the Deportivo half. You can only see this match going one way as it stands.
23 minRonaldo slots the ball past Aranzubia to level the scores at 1-1. That is his seventh of the season.
15 minAnother sighter for the home side as Marcelo finds Ronaldo on the edge of the box, but his effort is wide of the post. Not a great effort. It is simply all one-way traffic with 15 minutes on the clock.
13 minStill Madrid continue to press for the opener as Di Maria finds Higuain, but Evaldo clears the danger. Meanwhile, Deportivo are struggling for possession at the moment.
11 minBest chance of the match for Madrid as Ozil finds Ronaldo in the box, but he hits his effort straight at the goalkeeper. That was a big opportunity.
11 minSighter for Madrid as Ozil attempts to find the run of Di Maria through the middle, but Dani Aranzubia comes to clear the danger.
9 minNot a great deal to report at the moment with Deportivo thwarting the home side's attack thus far. It is pretty much as expected with Madrid controlling possession.
7 minHalf-chance for the home side as Di Maria picks up possession outside the box, but his effort is high and wide of the crossbar.
7 minSlightly sloppy from Madrid as Di Maria attempts to find Ronaldo on the left, but his pass is just too long for the attacker. Meanwhile, each Deportivo attack is breaking down in midfield at the moment.
5 minEarly threat from the home side as Sergio Ramos forces a corner down the right. However, Ze Castro rises highest to thump the danger clear.
3 minDecent start from the away side as they advance forward through Pizzi, but Marcelo is on hand to clear the danger. Meanwhile, normal serve is resumed as the men in white take control of the ball.
1 minDeportivo kick us off. Let's hope they take care of possession. I have a feeling they are not going to see it much this evening.
6.47pmHere we go then. Both sets of players are just emerging from the tunnel. Lovely evening in Spain. Let's hope that the football matches the weather.
6.44pmRight, we are just about five minutes away from kickoff this evening. It is prediction time. I am going for a 3-0 win for Madrid. I just do not see a way how Deportivo can get anything from this match.
6.41pmXabi Alonso also misses out for Madrid this evening. Meanwhile, Kaka sits on the bench once more despite scoring three goals for the club in mid-week.
6.38pmIn the last six meetings between the two at the Bernabeu, Madrid have been victorious in each and scored 20 goals in the process. That is some record.
6.35pmMadrid have not started the season in good form, however, losing against Getafe and Sevilla and only managing a home point against Valencia. But recent wins over Manchester City and Rayo suggest that stronger times could be ahead.
6.33pmThat said, Deportivo have managed to win just two of their 41 matches that they have played at the home of Madrid. Their last victory came with a 1-0 success in 2004. Meanwhile, Madrid are currently on a 14-match unbeaten run at home.
6.30pmDeportivo arrive at the Bernabeu having drawn their last four away matches in La Liga. Meanwhile, history also favours Deportivo with the club registering nine wins over Madrid this century. That is just second to Barcelona's 10.
6.28pmSo there we have it. Raphael Varane also starts for Madrid on the right side of the defence. Meanwhile, Karim Benzema drops out of the first XI.