— Real Madrid C.F. (@realmadrid) October 30, 2021
Madrid beat Barcelona 2-1 in El Clasico last Sunday but only managed a scoreless draw at home to Osasuna during the week. Elche hadn’t won going into the game since October third, and lost 1-0 to struggling Alaves on Tuesday night.
The visitors went into the game in the knowledge that they would go top with a win, as it would draw them level on points with leaders Real Sociedad and they have a better goal difference. They were second at kick-off, while Elche were 15th.
Vini Jr. is on the scoresheet again! 🔥
A beautiful flick from Mariano for the assist and a ruthless finish from the Brazilian 👏 pic.twitter.com/uFhTvXuS2Y
— Premier Sports (@PremierSportsTV) October 30, 2021
Karim Benzema was quite surprisingly left out of the team, but Madrid still had enough firepower to take a 22nd minute lead. Vinicius combined well with Mariano Diaz before arrowing a ruthless finish past Kiko Casilla in Elche’s goal.