Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale put on a show as Real Madrid returned to winning ways in astonishing fashion at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Real came from behind to beat Deportivo la Coruna 7-1, ending a run of four successive games in the league without a win, thanks to two goals apiece from Nacho Fernandez, Bale and Ronaldo, after Adrian Lopez had given the away side a shock lead.
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Luka Modric was also amongst the goals, as Los Blancos ran out comfortable winners in the highest scoring game in La Liga this season.
The win sees the defending champions leapfrog Villarreal to fourth, five points behind Valencia, who they face next.
Deportivo started well, and deservedly took the lead through Lopez six minutes before the half hour mark, as Real looked to continue their search for a first win in the league since winning the world club championship.
However, there would be no stopping Zinedine Zidane’s men after Fernandez equalised for them before Bale put them 2-1 up just before the break.
The second half was a stroll in the park for the world champions, as they totally dominated Deportivo, in a one sided affair.
Quite a turnaround, as Real scored five brilliant second half goals to seal all three points. A deserved win for them, but they remain some way off rivals, Barcelona, who remain 16points ahead, albeit with a hand in hand.
Elsewhere, a late goal from Leganes denied 10-man Alaves all three points in an exciting 2-2 draw at Estadio Mendizorroza.
Alaves were 2-0 up at the break, courtesy of goals from Munir El Haddadi and Alfonso Pedraza.
But Gabriel pulled one back for the visitors from the spot in the second half, before the home side were reduced to ten men, three minutes from time when Rodrigo Ely received his second booking of the game.
Leganes made use of their numerical advantage, as Joseba Zaldua scored in stoppage time to rescue a point for the away side.