Cristiano Rolando scored the last goal of the game as Real Madrid returned to winning ways in style on Saturday night with a comprehensive 1-6 thrashing of Real Betis at their own backyard.
Real Madrid had endured a rough patch; drawing their last four games and with fellow title rivals, Atletico Madrid and Barcelona all recording big wins earlier in the day, there was no room for errors for Los Blancos.
As expected Real Madrid was firing from all cylinders from the blast of the whistle and in four minutes they were in front courtesy of a strike fromRaphael Varane.
Varane headed in a super Toni Kroos free kick into the bottom corner from inside the Betis box to set the tone for the day.
Karim Benzema was on hand to double the lead for visitors in the 32nd minute as he benefited from Kroos again, the German robbed Joaquin of possession before feeding enzema and the Frenchman simply placed the ball past Adan.
Isco and Marcelo then added one goal each to give Real Madrid a healthy 0-4 lead at half time
Betis deservedly gave their supporters something to cheer in the 55th minute when Cejudo collected a clever lay-off from Joaquin before slipping the ball past Keylor Navas following some sloppy defending from the away side.
That nonetheless, Isco completed his brace just after the hour mark before Cristiano Ronaldo sealed the big win with his 79th strike.
The 31-year-old burst through the Betis defence before firing the ball past Adan as he ended a run of three league games without a goal.
Even though Real Betis scored one goal, it was no more than a consolation as they were roundly beaten by the visitors.
Next up for Real Madrid is a Champions League group game against Legia Warsaw on Tuesday night, before returning to league action at home to Athletic Bilbao next Sunday. Betis, meanwhile, will travel to Osasuna in the league on Friday night in what is a key fixture for Poyet.