Sep 20, 2014 at 3pm UK at ​Riazor
DeportivoDeportivo La Coruna
Real Madrid
Medunjanin (51' pen.), Toche (84')
Sidnei (65')
FT(HT: 0-3)
Ronaldo (29', 41', 78'), Rodriguez (36'), Bale (66', 74'), Hernandez (88', 92')
Ramos (50')

Result: Cristiano Ronaldo scores hat-trick as Real Madrid thrash Deportivo la Coruna

Cristiano Ronaldo scores a hat-trick as Real Madrid thrash Deportivo la Coruna 8-2 in La Liga.

Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick as Real Madrid recorded an emphatic 8-2 win over Deportivo la Coruna in La Liga this afternoon.

Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid CF celebrates with his teammates after scoring the opening goal during the La Liga match between RC Deportivo La Coruna and Real Madrid CF at Riazor Stadium on September 20, 2014© Getty Images

A mistake from Marcelo almost gifted the hosts an early goal, letting Luis Farina through for a shot, but Toni Kroos was back to make the clearance for Real.

German Lux soon came under pressure in the Deportivo goal as Ronaldo tried to set up Karim Benzema, but the French striker fired the ball straight at the keeper.

The visitors did manage to take the lead just before the half-hour mark when Alvaro Arbeloa fired in a cross to Ronaldo, who headed in from the centre of the box.

James Rodriguez doubled their advantage shortly after with his first goal for the club, hammering the ball in from 20 yards out after Benzema fed the ball through to the £63m Colombian.

James Rodriguez of Real Madrid CF celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the La Liga match between RC Deportivo La Coruna and Real Madrid CF at Riazor Stadium on September 20, 2014© Getty Images

Real continued to run at their opponents as half time approached and extended their lead when Lux came off his line to make a clearance, only to slice the ball into the path of Ronaldo, who drilled the ball in low from 30 yards out.

Deportivo had a chance to get back into the match early in the second half when a Sergio Ramos handball gave the hosts a penalty, which Haris Medunjanin converted.

Isaac Cuenca and Farina both had chances to reduce Real's lead further, but they could not get the better of Iker Cassilas.

The visitors soon started to control the play again, with Gareth Bale testing Lux before trying to set Ronaldo up for his hat-trick, only for the Portuguese international to drift offside.

Bale continued to cause problems for the hosts, and added the fourth goal for Madrid by slicing the ball in from the left-hand side of the box with just over 20 minutes to play.

Real Madrid's Welsh forward Gareth Bale scores during the Spanish league football match RC Deportivo de la Coruna vs Real Madrid CF at the Municipal de Riazor stadium in La Coruna on September 20, 2014© Getty Images

The Welshman scored a second less than 10 minutes later, when Isco played the ball in after Ronaldo had seen an effort blocked moments earlier.

Ronaldo completed his hat-trick with just over 10 minutes to spare after Rodriguez picked him out with a cross to leave the forward with a tap in from close range.

The hosts had added a late consolation goal when Jose Tosche headed into the bottom corner to reduce the deficit to four goals.

However, Javier Hernandez, who replaced Bale late on, had time to complete a late brace, scoring twice in the space of four minutes to ensure that Real completed the match with a flourish.

James Rodriguez of Real Madrid controls the ball during the UEFA Super Cup between Real Madrid and Sevilla FC at Cardiff City Stadium on August 12, 2014
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