Zinedine Zidane believes Karim Benzema's incredible assist in Real Madrid's win over Espanyol may be one of the plays of the season.
Casemiro's fifth effort before half-time finally evaded Lopez to break the deadlock, though, as Benzema teed up his team-mate with a cute backheel through Bernardo Espinosa's legs.
Madrid are next in action against Getafe on Thursday.
"And then Casemiro is there".
"That's football. These items appear to me, I see soccer like that", he advised Movistar.
Espanyol's Espinosa was inches away from connecting with a ball which flashed across the face of goal while Real defender Marcelo was forced to block a shot in added time which nearly deflected the ball into his own net but it skidded wide instead.
The Frenchman wanted to begin talking about the great level that the team is showing: "It's not easy what we've done, but we know, that we have six finals left".
The result means that third-bottom Real Mallorca are eight points from the safety, while 19th-placed Leganes are nine adrift and bottom side Espanyol 10 behind.
"If we keep playing like we are at the moment we can compete with anyone", said goalscorer Alcacer.
The 35-year-old found himself under a 60-yard punt from his goalkeeper before cushioning the ball out of the air perfectly for Gerard Moreno to volley in.
Having picked up four points in the two Clasico contests during the campaign, giving them the added buffer of the head-to-head advantage, the Blancos are now firm favourites to finish on top.
"But the rivals are going to do everything they can to win their games". They will do everything possible to win the league until the end.