La Liga: Zinedine Zidane said Real Madrid's goalless draw with Osasuna on Saturday was "not a football match" and should have been called off after Spain was hit by a snowstorm.
Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane backed striker Karim Benzema to focus "on his job and his family" and not get distracted by having to face a blackmail trial over a sex tape.
After a goalless first half, Real Madrid began to press their advantage and the introduction of Marco Asensio for the injured Rodrygo upped the tempo for the home side.
With the Madrid derby looming, Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane admitted on Friday that La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid were likely to win the title.
Real Madrid, having avoided a disastrous Champions League exit, face city rivals Atletico on Saturday looking suddenly well-equipped to ruin their unbeaten run.
Karim Benzema netted two identical headers to secure Real Madrid a place in the Champions League last 16 with a 2-0 win over Borussia Moenchengladbach on Wednesday
Should Real Madrid suffer a humiliating group stage exit, ending their remarkable run as the only team to ever avoid elimination at this phase, coach Zinedine Zidane's future will be at risk.
Sevilla goalkeeper Bono guided Vinicius Junior's effort into his own net in the second half, allowing Real Madrid to move up to third in the table after their first league victory since October.
Real Madrid have drawn with in-form Villarreal, were edged out at lowly Alaves and were hammered at Valencia since their last league victory leaving the champions in fourth place, seven points off leaders Real Sociedad.
Zinedine Zidane rubbished suggestions he could walk away from Real Madrid and said the Spanish giants did not deserve to lose after going down 2-0 to Shakhtar Donetsk on Tuesday
Eden Hazard scored his first goal for Real Madrid in over a year and his team appear to turn a corner as they beat newly-promoted Huesca 4-1 in La Liga on Saturday.
Indicating the 20-year-old Vinicius Junior during a conversation with Ferland Mendy, Karim Benzema said: "He does what he wants. Don't play with him, brother. He plays against us."
Real Madrid averted a crisis in the best possible way on Saturday by beating Barcelona 3-1 in the first empty Clasico, landing an early blow in La Liga's title race.
Zinedine Zidane has backed Real Madrid to turn things around in the Champions League when they face Barcelona on Saturday.
Shakhtar Donetsk were without 10 first-team players and nine members of staff due to coronavirus infections but recorded a remarkable win over Real Madrid, after scoring three times in 13 first-half minutes.
Zinedine Zidane made four substitutions at half-time on Saturday but could not spark Real Madrid into life as his team slipped to a 1-0 defeat by newly-promoted Cadiz in La Liga.
Zinedine Zidane completed 100 La Liga wins as Real Madrid's coach following the team's 3-2 triumph against Real Betis on Sunday.
Gareth Bale is set to for a return to Tottenham Hotspur after his stint at Real Madrid ended largely in disappointment, despite being laden with trophies.