Real Madrid have continued their near perfect season with the 5-1 demolition of Athletic Bilbao. Cristiano Ronaldo bagged three goals to extend his La Liga goal tally to 14 goals in 12 games. Other goals were scored by Gonzalo Higuain and Sergio Ramos.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored one goal from open play, another from a blasted free-kick and the last from the penalty spot.
Real are in European action on Wednesday for their Champions League group match against Ajax. Manager Jose Mourinho may choose to rest players with his side holding a five-point lead in their group.