MADRID, Spain -- Three quick thoughts from La Liga leaders Real Madrid's eventually straightforward 2-0 win at Elche's Estadio Martinez Valero in the late Sunday night game.
1. Madrid and Ronaldo eventually stretch lead over Barca
This was no routine away win for Real Madrid. The La Liga leaders dealt with all that was thrown at them, though, and goals from Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo saw them emerge with three huge points in what looks an important weekend in the title race.