26 February, 2018
Much of the pre-match focus was on Bale, Benzema and Ronaldo all being named in the starting XI but Zidane set his team up nominally in a 4-4-2 formation, with the Wales global and Lucas Vazquez impressing on the flanks.
Though Bale has scored nine goals this season, he has struggled to establish himself as a member of Zinedine Zidane's first-team, unable to find the back of the net in his last six games.
Benzema had snapped a run of almost three months without a league goal by scoring against Real Betis last weekend and although he squandered a couple of chances he was one of Real's best performers in what was a fifth consecutive win in all competitions for Zidane's side.
"Cristiano's gesture speaks volumes for the type of team this is and how he is as a person", Navas said post-match, according to Goal.
"But at the moment we have more of the consistency that we want in our play, our focus. Karim deserved this, to score a goal, as he had played a very good game".
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Bale added a second just seconds into the second half, finishing off a move that involved both Ronaldo and Benzema. "The four in attack played very well".
Real Madrid have scored at least 3 goals in 5 of their last 6 matches in the Spanish top flight. The Frenchman powered forward and laid the ball off for Bale, with the 28-year-old winger finishing with aplomb to end a run of six games without scoring.
Barcelona leads second-place Atletico Madrid by 10 points before the latter faces a tough trip to Sevilla on Sunday.
In the 60th minute, Ronaldo bagged his second and Los Blancos' third, by turning home Lucas Vazquez's low cross into the bottom corner.