Result: Osasuna 1-5 Real Madrid

Cristiano Ronaldo
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Braces from Cristiano Ronaldo and Gonzalo Higuain seal an emphatic 5-1 thrashing of Osasuna and send Real Madrid nine points clear.

Cristiano Ronaldo and Gonzalo Higuain each bagged braces as Real Madrid, temporarily at least, extended their lead at the top of La Liga to nine points with an emphatic 5-1 win at Osasuna.

Karim Benzema broke the deadlock after seven minutes, dispatching Ronaldo's deep cross into the far top corner with a wonderful volley.

Ronaldo doubled the lead 37 minutes in with a long-range effort, before Esteban Granero sent Higuain clean through to further extend the advantage three minutes later.

Nino headed a consolation goal just after the break, but Ronaldo restored the three-goal cushion with a thunderous a free kick before supplying the perfect cross for Higuain to nod home his second from close range.

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Tables
TeamPGDPTS
1Atletico Madrid345285
2Barcelona346681
3Real Madrid336279
4Athletic Bilbao342262
5Sevilla341859
6Real Sociedad34754
7Villarreal341252
8Valencia34045
9Espanyol34-641
10Malaga34-641
11Levante34-1141
12Celta Vigo34-1140
13Rayo Vallecano34-2940
14Granada34-2037
15Elche34-1935
16Osasuna34-2535
17Real Valladolid33-1832
18Getafe34-2232
19Almeria34-3230
20Real Betis34-4022