MADRID: Karim Benzema scored a stunning stoppage-time winner as Real Madrid’s pursuit of LaLiga leaders Atletico Madrid was revived with victory against Elche.
Real, who started the day eight points behind their city rivals, were stunned in the 61st minute when Dani Calvo thumped home a header but Benzema equalised from a Luka Modric cross in the 73rd minute.
With time running out, the Frenchman produced a glorious angled strike following a one-two with Casemiro.
Real are now six points behind leaders Atletico Madrid who were held goalless by Getafe.
Joao Felix thought he had broken the deadlock but Marcos Llorente was adjudged to have carried the ball out of play in the build-up.
Getafe’s Allan Nyom was shown a straight red card for his challenge on Renan Lodi, before Luis Suarez struck the post in the closing stages.
Barcelona can cut the gap to four points if they beat Huesca on Monday.