The day's other game same Real Madrid suffer a 3-2 defeat away to Sevilla, which means they are now 18 points behind Barca in the Liga Santander. Given that both of this season's meetings between the rival sides ended equal, Madrid's superior goal difference would see them climb the rankings to a spot above Atletico. It is a pity as these are the players who play less, but we can not reproach them, they almost turned it around at the end with the two goals. We play a lot of games and all of the players have to rest.
A heavily rotated Madrid XI went behind midway through the first half when Wissam Ben Yedder got behind marker Sergio Ramos and steered a shot past goalkeeper Kiko Casilla, with the visiting defence cut open again before half-time as Miguel Layun slammed the second to the net. We were a bit better in the second. "Every time we come here something happens with him".
"We won't talk more about what we've done in the league, especially at the start when it was hard". His first penalty wasn't the greatest but that happens.
Los Rojiblancos moved into a Europa League spot thanks to their latest success against Madrid, winning this home fixture for a fifth time in the last six seasons. They did all they could, in the second half they scored two goals.
Warriors Open as Series Favorites over Rockets
Houston has been planning for this showdown for some time now, having built a team capable of competing with the Warriors. Daryl Morey just might get his wish, as the Rockets and Warriors are set to face off in the Western Conference Finals .
In the standing table of La Liga, Real Madrid is at the third place with 72 points and the team Sevilla FC is at the eighth place with 51 points.
Toni Kroos, Luka Modric, Marcelo and top scorer Cristiano Ronaldo all remained in the Spanish capital to stay fresh for the Champions League final against Liverpool in Kiev on May 26.
"When you look at the team we put out, it is a team which could easily have won", he said.
Real Madrid now have two more league matches against Villareal and Celta Vigo before their seemingly annual trip to defend their Champions League title.