It seems that Real Madrid has returned to their winning ways in La Liga with an amazing 10-2 victory over the nine-man Rayo Vallecano on Sunday.
Four goals from Bale, a hat-trick from Benzema and a brace from Cristiano Ronaldo. Then a spectacular first period at the Bernabeu has led to six goals – one, a penalty, and the other two, red cards.
Danilo gave Madrid a third minute lead, but the shot of the efforts of Antonio Amaya and Jozabed was near Rayo, dreaming of a great triumph.
“We can only try and play well and score goals. We did that.”
“We conceded the goals early, but then the team reacted,” Benitez told reporters.
“I cannot be any clearer than that — whoever wants to understand me will understand.”
Rayo tore forward from the kick-off, only to leave it exposed to an oil slick in the third minute break.
“There were moments when it just seemed surreal. And now when you see blokes crying buckets, it’s not because they put 10 goals past us but for what went on.”
But Paco Jemez’s team wasn’t discouraged and deservedly drove in Roberto Trashorras’ corner past a flimsy attempt to save from Keylor Navas in 10 minutes.
They managed to stay third in the table, and two points behind Atletico Madrid and Barcelona, while Rayo were in the relegation zone.
Ronaldo has been denied by a good save by Yoel minutes after Benzema made goal, and at the end, he added his second in the 54th minute by heading in completely unmarked by Rodriguez’s cross.
“We lost our minds after the first goal, we lost our compact formation,” said Klopp, whose team finished the in ninth place in the weekend, which is 14 points behind the leader Leicester.