Deportivo: Aranzubia; Laure, Lopo, Colotto, Manuel
Pablo; Juca (Bodipo 83'), Antonio Tomás; Juan Rodríguez,
Valerón (Iván Pérez 54'), Pablo Alvarez (Riki 74'),
Madrid: Casillas; Arbeloa, Sergio Ramos, Raúl Albiol, Marcelo; Granero, Xabi Alonso, Kaká, Guti; Benzema, Raúl (Drenthe 78'). 4-4-2.
0-1. 13. Granero. Steered header down past keeper after Laure headed ball back.
0-2. 40. Benzema. Ran on to Guti back-heel pass and shot low past Aranzubia.
1-2. 86. Riki (penalty). After Riki himself tripped by Sergio Ramos in area.
1-3. 90. Benzema. Struck angled shot past keeper after Arbeloa laid ball back.
Yellow cards: Juca 63', Manuel Pablo 81', Juan Rodríguez 93'.
Real Madrid stay five points behind leaders Barcelona after a 1-3 win at Deportivo in the last match on Saturday evening. The Merengues had not won in the Riazor for 18 years, but after Raúl missed a couple of early chances, Granero headed them in to the lead when Laure could only head back a ball in from Raúl Albiol. And five minutes before the break a clever back-heel by Guti left Benzema free to drill home the second. Depor got one back with a hotly disputed Riki penalty after the striker fell under a challenge from Sergio Ramos four minutes before the end, but Benzema put the result beyond doubt with his second of the night after Arbeloa set him up in injury time.