1-2: Real Madrid come back from behind in Cordoba
Goals from Benzema and Bale earn three important points for the league leaders against a rival that went ahead in the 3rd minute.
The Welshman scored Real Madrid's 100th goal of the season.
“The win was a fair result, we fought hard and were made to suffer”, said James.
The 21-year-old, chosen as the Brazilian League's best defensive midfielder, joins the Whites from Cruzeiro.
“We made the most of our chances from dead ball situations to score our two goals".
“It's an unforgettable moment in my career. I never imagined I would win the Ballon d'Or three times. I hope not to stop here", he declared.