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.
Karim Benzema is to face trial for attempted blackmail in a case linked to a sex tape featuring his former France teammate Mathieu Valbuena.
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.
La Liga: Real Madrid sit behind Atletico on goal difference, but have the better head-to-head record, which is how level teams are split at the end of the season.
Karim Benzema spared Real Madrid's blushes on Tuesday with the winning brace which shot the reigning champions to a 3-1 win over Athletic Bilbao that draws them level on points with La Liga Leaders Real Sociedad.
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
Real Madrid took the lead through Karim Benzema but presented Valencia with four gifts at Mestalla, including three spot-kicks and an own-goal to fall to another surprise defeat.
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."
The draw brings an end to Ronald Koeman's perfect start as Barcelona manager but he might not be too displeased with a point, even if his team also had chances to snatch a winner.
La Liga: Real Madrid move to the top of the points table with a 2-0 win over Levante.
Real Madrid dropped points for the first time since La Liga's restart while Karim Benzema fell short of Lionel Messi in the battle for the golden boot.
Lionel Messi scored twice in a 5-0 win over Alaves on Sunday as Barcelona ended their disappointing season on a more positive note.
With Real Madrid winning 1-0, Sergio Ramos and Karim Benzema tried a penalty routine that didn't go as planned.
Real Madrid claimed their third La Liga title in 12 years, after a relentless run of form since Spanish football resumed on June 11 following the coronavirus pandemic.
Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane said that "my players are the best" and they all deserve to win the Ballon d'Or.
With two games left, Real Madrid will be crowned champions if they beat Villarreal at home on Thursday regardless of how Barcelona fare at the Camp Nou against Osasuna.