Jan 20, 2013 at 8pm UK at ​Mestalla
Real Madrid

Jonas (24'), Gago (40'), Banega (63')
FT(HT: 0-5)
Ronaldo (36', 41'), Di María (34', 45'), Higuaín (9')
Arbeloa (20'), Coentrão (30'), Di María (53'), Essien (81')

Result: Real Madrid cruise past Valencia

Real Madrid cruise to a comfortable 5-0 win at Valencia in La Liga.

Real Madrid have brushed aside Valencia 5-0 in this evening's La Liga meeting at the Mestalla.

The visitors scored all five of their goals in the opening half to earn only their fifth away win of the season.

Real striker Gonzalo Higuain celebrates his goal against Valencia on January 20, 2013© AP Photos

The visitors got themselves in front in the eighth minute as Gonzalo Higuain linked well with Cristiano Ronaldo to finish off a quick counter-attack.

Madrid doubled their advantage on 34 minutes when an incisive passing move ended with Angel Di Maria tapping in.

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates a goal against Valencia on January 20, 2013© AP Photos

It was 3-0 just two minutes later through Ronaldo's low drive before the Portuguese made it 4-0 with just 41 minutes on the clock thanks to his composed finish.

The game was put to bed on the stroke of half time as Di Maria calmly slotted the ball in from Mesut Ozil's clever pass.

Following a glut of goals in the first half, the closest that either side came to scoring in the second was when Valencia winger Pablo Piatti struck the crossbar with his powerful strike in the 50th minute.

Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho on the touchline before the start of the match against Atletico Madrid on December 1, 2012
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