Real Madrid rolled to a 6-2 victory over Sevilla at Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan on Saturday as Cristiano Ronaldo recorded yet another hat trick.
Los Galacticos were up 4-0 at one point, even though they were down a man after Pepe received a red card prior to the half-time whistle.
Ronaldo got the scoring started in the 10th minute, and followed that up with a 41st minute strike, and then his grand finale was a penalty kick in the 85th minute. It was a fine scoring effort for the Portugal star after a lackluster performance against Barcelona.
Real Madrid also received goals from Jose Maria Callejon in the 37th minute, and an excellent breakaway from Angel Di Maria, off the assist from Karim Benzema, in the 66th minute.
Sevilla scored both their goals in the later part of the match, as Jesus Navas delivered in the 66th minute, while Alvaro Negredo scored in the 90th.
Though Ronaldo was the player that scored the most goals, the most prominent person in the match may have been referee Carlos Clos Gomez. Not only did he eject Pepe, but also Sevilla's Manu, as well as hold back on blowing the whistle on several occasions in a contentious match. There were several no-call fouls, like defender Marcelo grabbing a Sevilla player's collar.
Sevilla took 19 shots, with six on goal, while Real Madrid took 17 shots, with 10 on goal. Possession was almost evenly split.
Here are the highlights from the match: