Photo Special: Deportivo 1-3 Real Madrid

by Kevin Coleman

Real Madrid tonight recorded their first victory away to Deportivo La Coruna in the Municipal de Riazor in almost two decades as they won 3-1 to keep the pressure on Primera Division pace-setters Barcelona.

Esteban Granero (R) of Real Madrid scores Real's first goal during the La Liga match between Real Madrid and Deportivo La Coruna at the Riazor Stadium on January 30, 2010 in La Coruna, Spain.

Esteban Granero headed Los Galacticos into the lead early on before French forward Karim Benzema doubled the lead just before the break assisted by a glorious backheel from Guti.

Karim Benzema (L) of Real Madrid celebrates after scoring Real's third goal during the La Liga match between Real Madrid and Deportivo La Coruna at the Riazor Stadium on January 30, 2010 in La Coruna, Spain.

Depor pulled one back in the 87th minute through a Riki penalty, but Madrid consolidated all three points when Karim Benzema found the net for the second time deep into injury time, thanks to some suspect defending.

Karim Benzema (L) of Real Madrid celebrates with teammates after scoring Real's third goal during the La Liga match between Real Madrid and Deportivo La Coruna at the Riazor Stadium on January 30, 2010 in La Coruna, Spain.

This result means Real Madrid stay within five points of league leaders Barcelona, who beat Sporting Gijon earlier in the evening.

Karim Benzema of Real Madrid celebrates after scoring Real's third goal during the La Liga match between Real Madrid and Deportivo La Coruna at the Riazor Stadium on January 30, 2010 in La Coruna, Spain.

Deportivo La Coruna: Daniel Aranzubia, Manuel Pablo, Alberto Lopo, Laure, Daniel Colotto, Juan Carlos Valeron (Ivan Perez “55), Juan Rodriguez, Juca (Rodolfo Bodipo “84), Nunez Pablo Alvarez (Riki “72), Adrian, Tomas Antonio
Unused Subs: Manuel Fernandez Muniz, Ze Castro, Juan Dominguez, Diego Seoane

Real Madrid: Iker Casillas, Sergio Ramos, Raul Albiol, Alvaro Arbeloa, Marcelo, Guti, Xabi Alonso, Esteban Granero, Raul (Roysten Drenthe “79), Karim Benzema, Kaka
Unused Subs: Jerzy Dudek, Christoph Metzelder, Matarin Raul Ruiz, Pedro Mosquera,
Enrique Mateos, Rodrigo Fabri

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