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Sep 12, 2015 at 3pm UK at Estadi Cornellà-El Prat
Espanyol
0-6
Real Madrid
FT(HT: 0-4)
Ronaldo (7', 17' pen., 20', 61', 81'), Benzema (28')

Result: Cristiano Ronaldo scores five as Real Madrid thrash Espanyol

Cristiano Ronaldo scores five times as Real Madrid ease to a 6-0 triumph away at Espanyol in La Liga.

Five goals from Cristiano Ronaldo have guided Real Madrid to an emphatic 6-0 victory away at Espanyol in La Liga.

A heavily-tanned Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring for Real Madrid against Espanyol on September 12, 2015© Getty Images

The home side could have taken a shock lead in the early moments of the game after Felipe Caicedo burst clear on goal, but under pressure from Sergio Ramos, the Ecuadorian could only force a save out of Keylor Navas.

However, Real went in front after seven minutes through Ronaldo, who latched on to a pass from Luka Modric before applying the finish past the goalkeeper.

Cristiano Ronaldo is congratulated by Real Madrid teammates after scoring past Espanyol on September 12, 2015© Getty Images

Just past the quarter-hour mark, it was two when Real were awarded a penalty after Alvaro Gonzalez had hauled down Gareth Bale, and Ronaldo made no mistake from the spot.

The Portuguese star's hat-trick was complete after just 20 minutes when he was in the right place at the right time to convert from close range after a cross from Bale.

Espanyol were shell-shocked, but they nearly pulled a goal back when Salva Sevilla fired an effort on goal, but his shot was gathered at the second attempt by Navas.

Karim Benzema scores Real Madrid's fourth against Espanyol on September 12, 2015© AFP

Less than 30 minutes were on the clock when Real bagged their fourth thanks to Karim Benzema, who tapped home inside the penalty area after being found by Ronaldo, who had been given acres of space on the left.

The second half began slowly, with both sides aware that the match was effectively over as a contest, but on 62 minutes, Ronaldo scored his fourth, and Real's fifth, from close range with Bale again providing the assist for his strike partner.

Gareth Bale congratulates Cristiano Ronaldo during the game between Real Madrid and Espanyol on September 12, 2015© AFP

As the game entered the final quarter of an hour, Espanyol should have registered a consolation after Sevilla had been found in the penalty area but his header was straight at Navas.

With 10 minutes left, Ronaldo notched his fifth of the afternoon after good work from Lucas Vasquez provided him with the chance to rifle a first-time shot past a helpless Pau Lopez in the Espanyol net.

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