Mourinho pleased with Real Madrid win at Rayo Vallecano
Benzema finished a fine counter-attack to give Real a deserved 13th-minute lead and they survived a few nervy moments before Ronaldo made the game safe from the spot midway through the second half in an encounter held over until Monday evening after a suspected act of sabotage saw the power supply cut at the Estadio de Vallecas 24 hours earlier.
Real coach Jose Mourinho said "If we had played other Liga matches with a similar attitude we would have won them. It was a difficult match that required absolute concentration and motivation. I believe the team has responded well."