Karim Benzema had two penalties saved by goalkeeper Sergio Herrera as Real Madrid won 3-1

at Osasuna on Wednesday to take another step towards the LaLiga title.

An early goal from David Alaba put Madrid ahead, and Ante Budimir equalised just two minutes later,

before Marco Asensio put the visitors back in front in a busy first half at El Sadar.

Lucas Vazquez made sure of the win for Madrid with a goal deep into stoppage time.

Benzema was denied twice from the spot by keeper Herrera in seven second-half minutes,

but leaders Madrid got the win nonetheless to move to 78 points with five games left to play,

17 clear of Atletico Madrid, with Barcelona and Sevilla both in action on Thursday.

"The game was very good, above all the second half," Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti told Movistar afterward.

Everyone showed commitment, quality, we're very satisfied. Now we have a week to prepare the next game, the semifinal.

Real Madrid beat Osasuna