Sixteen wins in a row now, a new club record, for Real Madrid, after a 1-2 win at Málaga.
Benzema opened the scoring in the 18th minute but it wasn’t until the 83rd minute that Real managed a second, courtesy of Gareth Bale.
The Blue and Whites then pulled one back through Santa Cruz to make it a tense final minute or two. Meanwhile, Isco, a former Málaga player, picked up a second yellow card and was sent packing by the referee.
San José gave Athletic Bilbao a first half lead and then there were two goals in time added on, first Beñat scoring for Athletic and then Lafita pulling one back for Getafe. Final result 1-2.