Real Madrid have at least temporarily regained the lead in La Liga with a mandatory win. Without the ailing international Toni Kroos, Los Blancos won 3-0 (3-0) against newly promoted FC Cadiz on Wednesday evening and pushed past Atletico Madrid for the time being – and that in a week in which Los Blancos were almost all about those of President Florentino Perez sought and already failed Super League foundation turned.
A comparatively simple task awaits their local rivals Atletico with the same number of points, however, Atletico will play against relegation candidate SD Huesca on Thursday. Behind the duo from the capital, Sevilla FC remains in wait. The Europa League winner won 1-0 (0-0) at UD Levante and is only three points behind.
At Real, Kroos had not even started the trip to Cadiz due to muscular problems, the 2014 world champion should be spared for the important first leg in the Champions League semi-final next Tuesday against Chelsea.
Man of the game was French top striker Karim Benzema with two goals (30th, penalty / 40th), and former Bayern loaner Alvaro Odriozola (33rd) was also successful for Madrid.