La Liga round-up
By Graeme Bailey
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Real Madrid moved top of La Liga with a 2-0 success at lowly Real Betis.Real Madrid moved top of La Liga with a 2-0 success at lowly Real Betis.
The Seville side's disappointing season continued as Los Merengues grabbed a goal in either half.
The Madrid defence was in good health with England's Jonathan Woodgate looking an accomplished figure at the heart of their backline.
The deadline was broken on the half hour mark when Real's brilliant young Brazilian Robinho curled the ball home from the edge of the area.
The second came just 11 minutes from time when substitute Alvaro Mejia - with his first touch of the ball - looped a header over Antonio Doblas.
The late game saw bottom of the table Athletic Bilbao play out a 1-1 draw with Celta Vigo at the San Mames - a result which denied the visitors top spot.
Carlos Gurpegi fired the Basque outfit ahead, but they could not hold on as Lopez Angel pounced the from close-range just before the hour.