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2017-2018 Spanish Primera División
  • Nacho (32', 88')
  • Gareth Bale (42', 58')
  • Luka Modric (68')
  • Cristiano Ronaldo (78', 84')
  • Adrián (23')

Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale score twice in Real Madrid rout of Depor

Gareth Bale scores his brilliant first goal. Angel Martinez/Real Madrid via Getty Images

Gareth Bale, Cristiano Ronaldo and Nacho Fernandez each scored twice as Real Madrid came from behind to thrash Deportivo La Coruna 7-1 at the Bernabeu.

Zinedine Zidane's troubles appeared to deepen after 23 minutes when Adrian Lopez put relegation-threatened Depor into a shock lead, but they held the advantage for just nine minutes.

The equaliser came when Nacho Fernandez turned home Marcelo's cut-back, and the Brazilian full-back claimed another assist for Bale's first.

A cross fell to Bale at the far post, and he superbly came back inside before curling a wonderful shot into the far corner three minutes before the break.

Bale extended the advantage just before the hour, heading home a Toni Kroos corner.

Madrid's fourth was exquisite, Cristiano Ronaldo flicking the ball into space inside the D, fully aware that Luka Modric was arriving to deliver a beautiful sidefoot finish into the bottom corner for his first La Liga goal of the season.

The fifth goal game 12 minutes from time, this time Casemiro perfectly picking out Ronaldo at the far post to tap home his first La Liga goal since Dec. 9.

And Ronaldo had time to grab a second as he headed home Lucas Vazquez's cross -- but he took a boot in the face from Fabian Schaer and was left covered in blood.

Madrid had already made their three substitutions so had to carry on with 10 men... not that it stopped Nacho netting a second for himself on the turn from close range in the 89th minute.

Spanish Primera División Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Barcelona 15 +23 34
2 Real Madrid 15 +21 34
3 Sevilla FC 16 +5 31
4 Real Sociedad 16 +8 27
5 Getafe 16 +8 27
6 Athletic Bilbao 16 +7 26
7 Atletico Madrid 16 +6 26
8 Valencia 16 +3 26
9 Granada 16 +3 24
10 Osasuna 16 +4 23
11 Real Betis 16 -5 22
12 Levante 16 -5 20
13 Villarreal 16 +4 19
14 Real Valladolid 16 -4 19
15 Alavés 16 -6 18
16 Eibar 16 -13 15
17 Mallorca 16 -12 14
18 Celta Vigo 16 -11 13
19 Leganes 16 -16 9
20 Espanyol 16 -20 9