Real Madrid's coach extols Ronaldo, Bale, Benzema for Betis win

Mahmoud Elassal, Sunday 19 Jan 2014

Ronaldo, Bale and Benzema were very effective, says Real Madrid coach

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Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo, right, talks with teammate Gareth Bale, left, during their La Liga soccer match against Betis at the Benito Villamarin stadium, in Seville, Spain on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014 (Photo: AP)

After beating Real Betis 5-0 in the 20th matchday of the Spain La Liga on Saturday, Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has expressed his pleasure for the victory as well as the players' performance during the game.

Cristiano Ronaldo scored a long-range goal and Gareth Bale followed the 2013 Ballon d'Or winner rocket with a delicately placed free kick in the 25th.

Karim Benzema, Angel Di Maria and Alvaro Morata also scored before the demolition of bottom-side Betis was over.

"Ronaldo, Bale and Benzema were very effective," Ancelotti was quoted as saying on the club's official website.

"The whole team gave them a lot of chances to score because we played quickly up front," he added.

"We had a lot of chances and the support given by the midfielders, especially Modric, was very good." The tactician concluded.

Real Madrid are in the second place of the Sapin La Liga team's table with 50 points, sharing the same points with leaders Barcelona who have a game in hand.

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