Gareth Bale ended his goal drought with a strike that helped Real Madrid beat Huesca on Sunday afternoon.
The Welsh winger ended a run of 10 matches without a goal in La Liga but ended that a sumptuous volley, silencing some of his critics who have called for him to lose his place in the starting eleven.
The home side did have plenty of chances to level the game, but Gonzalo Melero squandered a chance with a header from a close range.
Bale saw a chipped effort diverted just wide, whilst Juan Camilo Hernandez fired over for the hosts as Santiago Solari’s side continued to hold on to their lead.
Belgian international Thibaut Courtois was forced to save his side on several occasions, tipping over Moi Gomez’ effort in injury time and Christian Rivera almost scored in the final stages but he was denied.
Madrid sealed the win, ended Bale’s poor run and they will now prepare to face Russian side CSKA Moscow in the Champions League on Wednesday evening.
Victory for Santiago Solari’s side leaves them five points behind leaders Barcelona, who thrashed city rivals Espanyol 4-0 on Saturday.