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Real Madrid Set New Milestone In La Liga

Real Madrid have set a new milestone in the history of La Liga as they are the first team in the competition history to score 6000 goals following their 5-3 victory over Real Betis to secure a third successive victory.

This hard-fought win takes Real Madrid six points above fifth-placed Sevilla but are still 17 points behind leaders Barcelona and 10 behind second-placed Atletico Madrid.

However they could move up to third if they win their game in hand – at Leganes on Wednesday.

Zinedine Zidane’s side took the lead when Asensio nodded in, but Betis equalised through Aissa Mandi.

Nacho’s own goal put Betis ahead at the break but Sergio Ramos, Asensio and Cristiano Ronaldo scored to put the defending champions in control.

Sergio Leon’s late goal caused a few nerves at 4-3 before an injury-time fifth from substitute Karim Benzema.

Relive Real Madrid’s thrilling win over Real Betis
Real had come from behind to beat Paris St-Germain 3-1 in the first leg of their the Champions League last-16 tie last week.

There was plenty of determination about that performance, and this one owed much to the quality of their finishing after Ramos headed in following a corner.

The third and fourth goals in particular – scored by Asensio and Ronaldo – were clinical strikes.

Substitute Leon pulled one back for Betis with five minutes left when he got on the end of Junior’s cross, but Real held on but any nerves were eased by Benzema.

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