Kaka thanked Real Madrid fans for their support after victory over Real Betis.

The midfielder turned in an outstanding goal scoring performance.

Kaka smiled, "The standing ovation I got made me happy. It's important for me to keep improving. I think this is the third match I play next to Ozil. He is a very intelligent footballer. It's easy to play with him.

"Competition on a squad like ours is positive because it keeps us all awake. Some players came from long trips in recent days. Marcelo was one of them; he played against Costa Rica and Mexico. Tonight's game was essential."