Madrid- Real Madrid again made light of the absence of Cristiano Ronaldo as they crushed Deportivo la Coruna 6-2 to maintain the upper hand in the La Liga title race.
Madrid and Barcelona are locked on 78 points at the top of the table, but Real have a game in hand over their title rivals.
Barca remained on top thanks to their better head-to-head record as Lionel Messi struck twice to relegate Osasuna in a 7-1 thrashing.
Madrid was in control from the start against relegation-threatened Deportivo in La Coruna, taking the lead through Alvaro Morata in the first minute.
Rodriguez scored in the 14th and 66th minutes, Lucas Vazquez added in the 44th, Francisco "Isco" Alarcon netted in the 77th and Casemiro rounded off the scoring in the 87th.
The hosts scored with Florin Andone in the 35th and Joselu in the 84th.( QNA)
Source: Qatar News Agency