Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick and set up another as Real Madrid CF beat Athletic Club 5-0 to close within four points of the Liga summit, after Sevilla FC climbed to third.
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• Real Madrid CF beat Athletic Club to go fourth, four points behind Liga leaders FC Barcelona.
• A third hat-trick in four Liga games from Cristiano Ronaldo and a double from Karim Benzema secure 5-0 home victory.
• The Portugal forward has 26 trebles to his name for Madrid in all competitions.
• Athletic, in 18th, suffer fifth reverse in seven league fixtures this term.
• Sevilla FC go third with dominant 4-1 win against RC Deportivo La Coruña.
• Stéphane Mbia scores two as Deportivo remain bottom.
• Moi Gómez pounces twice in a minute as Villarreal CF end ten-man RC Celta de Vigo's unbeaten start.
• Marcelino's side move seventh and within a point of the Galicians after the 3-1 win.
• Lucas and Cristian Stuani earn RCD Espanyol a 2-0 success against Real Sociedad de Fútbol.