Ronaldo misses Deportivo

Cristiano Ronaldo was left on the sidelines through suspension, as his teammates managed to break a 19 year unlucky streak at Deportivo's ground.

Ronny was serving the first of a two game ban, which left him watching the match with the fans, rather than impressing them with his skill.

In the game itself, Kaka passed to Guti and the ball wound up being struck four times by players’ heads before Granero pushed it into the back of this net with a header of his own.

Then on a near-perfect counterattack, Kaka found Guti, who magically heel flicked the ball back to Benzema and the Frenchman struck gold to put the Whites up by two.

The second half began the same way the first ended and Real Madrid continued boasting of golden opportunities. Real Madrid held on and in added time put the nail in the coffin as Benzema finished off an assist by Arbeloa.