Real Madrid kept Barcelona in their sights as an early goal from Karim Benzema put them on their way to a 2-0 win over Rayo Vallecano - but they remain eight points behind the Catalan side, who are yet to drop a point this season.
Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo (C) celebrates with teammates idfielder Xabi Alonso (L) and German midfielder Mesut Ozil after scoring during the Spanish league football match Rayo Vallecano vs Real Madrid at the Teresa Rivero stadium in Madrid. Madrid won 2-0.
Benzema struck after 13 minutes and Cristiano Ronaldo added a second mid-way through the second half as Jose Mourinho's side came out on top in the match suspended on Sunday due to floodlight failure caused by sabotage.
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