Real Madrid beat Real Sociedad 5-1 on Saturday to restore their six-point lead over Barcelona at the top of La Liga.
Two goals each from Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema, and one from Gonzalo Higuain, gave the home team a comfortable victory with Xavi Prieto grabbing a consolation for the team from San Sebastian.
Ronaldo’s brace put him level with Lionel Messi on 35 league goals after the Argentine and Gerard Pique scored earlier in Barcelona’s 2-0 win at Mallorca, the champions’ seventh successive league win.
The result will come as a relief to Jose Mourinho’s Real who had dropped four points in two 1-1 draws with Malaga and Villarreal, scorelines which had helped Barcelona eat into a lead that stood at an imposing 10 points a week ago.
Ronaldo also reached a personal record as he scored his 99th and 100th goal in La Liga in just 92 games, which means he has scored more goals than he has played, fantastic record!.