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Benzema had only scored three league goals prior to the clash at the Santiago Bernabeu before five-time Ballon d'Or victor Ronaldo paved the way for the Frenchman to convert an 89th-minute penalty.

Had Ronaldo scored the spot kick it would have taken him to an incredible 50 career hat-tricks.

Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema also found themselves on the scoresheet, to further enhance the importance of Real Madrid's current winning run, highlighting that they may well be back to their best.

Real have a kinder schedule than Atletico between now and the global break which begins on March 19, with Simeone's side visiting Barca a week after their game with Sevilla, while Zidane's side face Espanyol away after the Alaves game followed by a home game against Getafe.

"Cristiano Ronaldo showed this with his handsome gesture to let Benzema take the penalty". Just like Benzema, Bale showed more enthusiasm yesterday than he had in recent games, in which he looked a little disinterested.

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Reports in Spain claimed this week that Bale has "run out of credit" at the Bernabeu, but he nearly answered his doubters with an audacious overhead kick which went just wide.

The red-hot forward was then seemingly presented with the opportunity to score his 13th goal in just over a month - and complete yet another treble - when Bale was brought down in the area late on. Zidane will again have to make adjustments to his starting XI on Saturday as injuries have pile up for Madrid.

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The Frenchman had Ronaldo and Bale charging forwards to his right and left.

"I think he stays at Real Madrid".

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Though, one person has told Neymar that he must open his eyes and join Real Madrid at some point.

Los Blancos rounded off the scoring in the 90th minute when they were awarded a penalty which Benzema surprisingly stepped up to, making no mistake to seal a 4-0 win.

"That comes with recovering confidence, which is fundamental for a player".

Real Madrid have scored at least 3 goals in 5 of their last 6 matches in the Spanish top flight.

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