Xerez: Renan; Redondo, Gioda, Aythami, Casado;
Moreno (Abel 74'), Keita; Carlos Calvo (Alustiza 74'), Víctor
Sánchez, Momo; Mario Bermejo (Antoñito 79'). 4-2-3-1.
Madrid: Casillas; Arbeloa, Sergio Ramos, Raúl Albiol, Marcelo; Granero, Lass, Xabi Alonso (Diarrà 72'), Kaká (Drenthe 75'); Cristiano Ronaldo, Higuaín (Raúl 66'). 4-4-2.
0-1. 64. Arbeloa. Ran on to Kaká through ball and steered shot wide of Renan.
0-2. 70. Cristiano Ronaldo. Powered header across keeper from Kaká's cross.
0-3. 71. Cristiano Ronaldo. Turned shot in to net after Kaká squared ball across.
Yellow cards: Sergio Ramos 07', Arbeloa 39', Keita 49'. Lass 52', Casado 60'.
Real Madrid moved up to within two points of leaders Barcelona pending their match on Sunday after beating bottom club Xerez 0-3. The locals held their own in the first half, with Momo wasting a couple of chances when free on goal. But Cristiano Ronaldo headed against the top of the bar shortly before half time, and twenty minutes in to the second half Kaká sent Arbeloa away for him to open the scoring. And in the next seven minutes Cristiano Ronaldo scored two more to wrap things up, the first a header from Kaká's cross, and the second after further good work from the Brazilian forward who held off Renan to square the ball across for his team-mate.