Zinedine Zidane revelled in a "crazy" 5-3 victory at Real Betis for Real Madrid in LaLiga on Sunday, the champions coming from 2-1 behind at the break to win.
Marco Asensio struck twice - his second the 6,000th LaLiga goal scored by Madrid - with Sergio Ramos, Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema also on target.
Betis had battled back from Asensio's early opener to claim a 2-1 lead at the interval, Aissa Mandi's header and a Nacho own goal turning the game around, with veteran winger Joaquin inspirational.
But Madrid kicked up a gear for the second half, with Ramos, Asensio and Ronaldo scoring in a 15-minute period to ensure Sergio Leon's late strike was a mere consolation, substitute Benzema wrapping up the scoring in stoppage time.
Madrid, who won 3-1 against Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League in midweek, have now scored 23 goals in their last five LaLiga matches.
And while his side defended badly at times and Marcelo limped off with a suspected hamstring injury, Zidane preferred to concentrate on Madrid's attacking potency.
"It was a bit of a crazy game, but I like that," Zidane told reporters. "Betis are in fantastic form, and played very well.
"They controlled the final half hour of the first half. I don't focus on the three goals conceded, I focus on the five goals scored.
"We started very well, got a goal, we then sat back a bit and we do not like it when we sit back.
"In the second half we pressed high, ran hard and with quality we have if we play in the opposition half we can make it difficult for any opponent.
"This shows that we have character. We thought we could change the game - and we changed it."
28 - Real Madrid have not lost any of their 28 La Liga games with Lucas Vazquez as starter (W26 D2). Electric. pic.twitter.com/WBTtIDinOi— OptaJose (@OptaJose) February 18, 2018
Asensio's fifth and sixth league goals of the season justified his inclusion, while Lucas Vazquez set up two goals and continued his unbeaten run as a starter in LaLiga - Madrid winning 27 of the 29 matches he has been picked for in the league.
Both players excelled with Zidane having benched Isco and Luka Modric, while Toni Kroos was out injured, and the Frenchman praised the young duo.
"Asensio and Lucas always deserve more," Zidane said.
"When they get to play, they have to do the dirty work. They do it - and with personality.
"Against a team who can do you damage down the wings, their work was very important today."
|Paul Gascoigne pleads not guilty to sexual assault|
|Joshua is ´begging´ for unification fight, claims Wilder|
|Silva, Fernandinho add to Guardiola´s injury woes|
|Hosszu storms to 14th gold, Seto smashes Le Clos´ world record|
|Raheem is an incredible human being - Guardiola rallies behind City star Sterling|
|Sexton pens IRFU extension until 2021|
|Ajax boss Ten Hag can do big things, says Bayern chief Rummenigge|
|He´s good at basketball – Kerr running out of superlatives for Curry|
|Green thrilled to make Warriors return in victory over Timberwolves|
|Madrid squad great and humble - Solari responds to Ronaldo|
|Langer unsure what to expect from Perth wicket|
|Fournette subjected to alleged racial abuse in Titans loss - Marrone|
|Better and better - Mbappe hails Neymar link|
|It´s the end of one of the best movies you could ever see - James pays tribute to retiring Wade|
|NASA invites Curry to see moon rocks|
|No plan B for LaLiga Miami game after Barcelona withdrawal|
|Messi´s English haul, Neymar eyes hat-trick record - Champions League in Opta numbers|
|LeBron trumps Wade in last dance, Curry scores 38 points|
|Seahawks secure dominant win over Vikings|
|Iniesta visits Messi and former club Barcelona|
|Drake makes plea for ball thrown into stands after Miami miracle|
|´Toughest pretty boy I´ve ever met´ - Langer dismisses Paine concerns|
|Van Dijk says Liverpool can challenge for double ahead of Napoli decider|
|Hazard: I´ve always loved Real Madrid|
|Yankees interested in Machado, not Harper - Cashman|
|Warriors´ Curry believes moon landing was faked|
|76ers star Butler suffers strained groin|
|Brady: Patriots still have a lot of football to play|
|´No one died´ - Belichick´s message to Patriots after stunning loss|
|Silva lauds Digne after stunning free-kick|
|Aduriz joins Messi, Ramos in LaLiga history books|
|We have a plan - Ravens coach Harbaugh prepared for Flacco return|
|´It´s difficult to accept´ - Gracia calls for introduction of VAR|
|LaLiga press on with overseas match plan despite Barcelona withdrawal|
|PSG open Coupe de France defence at fifth-tier Pontivy|
|Hazard backs Sterling as Neville reveals England star´s Euro 2016 concerns|
|Everton 2 Watford 2: Digne salvages draw with 96th-minute free-kick|
|Barcelona could ´steal´ Kane, says Pochettino|
|Oakland Raiders fire general manager McKenzie|
|Struggling Villarreal appoint Garcia Plaza as Calleja successor|
|Warriors assign Cousins to G League team|
|Barcelona pull out of plan to play LaLiga game in Miami|
|Pochettino to keep an eye on Inter when Spurs face Barcelona|
|Pochettino confirms Walker-Peters set to start against Barcelona|
|Denver Nuggets add free agent Young|
|Topping Group A no magic wand for an easy knockout draw, says Simeone|
|The cake has been made, now we need the cherry - Ancelotti targets repeat at Anfield|
|Lloris braced to face ´one of the best in history´ in Messi|
|Tuchel expects Neymar to face Red Star|
|Foden signs Manchester City deal to 2024|
|It happened to me! - Valverde laughs off Dembele timekeeping|
|´Projecting´ an Argentina return? Messi met with AFA president and Scaloni|
|Erasmus expects to leave head coach role after World Cup|
|Chelsea issue suspensions pending investigation into Sterling incident|
|Kane is extraordinary – Valverde hails reported Barcelona target|
|Man behind Naomi Osaka´s rise wins WTA Coach of the Year|
|England name unchanged Test squad as Willey returns for West Indies ODIs|
|Spalletti: No issue with Icardi watching Superclasico in Madrid|
|Klopp confirms 2013 talks with ´chatty´ Napoli president De Laurentiis|
|Sri Lanka spinner Dananjaya suspended due to illegal action|
|His reaction was just brilliant – Klopp praises Sterling for response to abuse|
|Gomez renewal a ´smart decision´ for both parties – Klopp|
|Magnificent Molinari named European Golfer of the Year|
|Barcelona best option for Frenkie de Jong, insists midfielder´s father|
|Gronkowski on Miami Miracle: ´Got to make that tackle´|
|Tottenham youngster Walker-Peters signs on until 2023|
|Juventus ´more of a family´ than Real Madrid - Ronaldo|
|Kingsley Coman contemplates retirement if injury nightmare continues|
|McVay ´sick´ over offensive failings as Rams coach takes blame for loss|
|Calleja axed as Villarreal coach|