Spanish La Liga
Deportivo La Coruña2Real Madrid6

Deportivo La Coruna 2-6 Real Madrid

James Rodriguez celebrates
Madrid were playing after Barcelona had extended their lead to three points at the top of La Liga with a 7-1 win

Real Madrid kept their La Liga title challenge on track with an emphatic victory over Deportivo la Coruna.

Zinedine Zidane's side are level on points with Barcelona but have a game in hand and will claim the title if they win all their remaining matches.

With Cristiano Ronaldo rested and Gareth Bale injured, Alvaro Morata struck after 54 seconds.

Despite brief hope of a Depor revival at 2-1, Los Blancos replied to Barca's earlier 7-1 win over Osasuna in style.

A double from James Rodriguez - his first a clever flick over the goalkeeper - and further goals from Lucas Vazquez, Isco and Casemiro ensured Florin Andone and Joselu's strikes for the home side were purely consolation.

Sergio Ramos was also unavailable - through suspension following his red card in Sunday's 3-2 home defeat by Barca - as Madrid made nine changes.

But they were far from struggling for fluency in the absence of key players as Depor, 16th in the table and seven points clear of relegation, were brushed aside.

Next up for Madrid is a home league match against Valencia on Saturday, before their Champions League semi-final first leg at home to Atletico Madrid on Tuesday.

The La Liga title run-in

BarcelonaReal Madrid
Espanyol (a)Valencia (h)
Villarreal (h)Granada (a)
Las Palmas (a)Sevilla (h)
Eibar (h)Malaga (a)
Celta Vigo* TBA (a)
* match was postponed in February
La Liga table

Line-ups

Deportivo La Coruña

  • 1LuxSubstituted forTytonat 45'minutes
  • 2Juanfran
  • 14ArribasBooked at 67mins
  • 12Junior
  • 16Correia Pinto
  • 20dos Santos
  • 4Bergantiños García
  • 11GilSubstituted forJoseluat 57'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 8ColakBooked at 90mins
  • 23KakutaSubstituted forNavarroat 45'minutes
  • 10Andone

Substitutes

  • 3Navarro
  • 6Albentosa
  • 7Joselu
  • 13Tyton
  • 19Fajr
  • 22Borges
  • 24John

Real Madrid

  • 13Casilla
  • 23Danilo
  • 5VaraneSubstituted forTejeroat 88'minutes
  • 6Nacho
  • 12Marcelo
  • 16Kovacic
  • 17Vázquez
  • 22IscoBooked at 68minsSubstituted forCasemiroat 79'minutes
  • 10Rodríguez
  • 20AsensioSubstituted forMarianoat 79'minutes
  • 21Morata

Substitutes

  • 1Navas
  • 2Carvajal
  • 9Benzema
  • 14Casemiro
  • 18Mariano
  • 19Modric
  • 27Tejero
Referee:
José María Sánchez Martínez
Attendance:
26,788

Match Stats

Home TeamDeportivo La CoruñaAway TeamReal Madrid
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home19
Away22
Shots on Target
Home7
Away11
Corners
Home4
Away5
Fouls
Home12
Away5

Live Text

Match ends, Deportivo de La Coruña 2, Real Madrid 6.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Deportivo de La Coruña 2, Real Madrid 6.

Booking

Emre Colak (Deportivo de La Coruña) is shown the yellow card.

Danilo (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Florin Andone (Deportivo de La Coruña).

Booking

Joselu (Deportivo de La Coruña) is shown the yellow card.

Álvaro Tejero (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Dangerous play by Joselu (Deportivo de La Coruña).

Attempt missed. Mariano (Real Madrid) header from very close range is too high. Assisted by Lucas Vázquez with a cross.

Offside, Real Madrid. Mariano tries a through ball, but James Rodríguez is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Real Madrid. Álvaro Tejero replaces Raphael Varane.

Goal!

Goal! Deportivo de La Coruña 2, Real Madrid 6. Casemiro (Real Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Mariano.

Goal!

Goal! Deportivo de La Coruña 2, Real Madrid 5. Joselu (Deportivo de La Coruña) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Florin Andone with a cross.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Lucas Vázquez (Real Madrid) because of an injury.

Attempt saved. Joselu (Deportivo de La Coruña) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Fernando Navarro.

Attempt blocked. Luisinho (Deportivo de La Coruña) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Florin Andone.

Offside, Real Madrid. Marcelo tries a through ball, but James Rodríguez is caught offside.

Foul by Mariano (Real Madrid).

Alejandro Arribas (Deportivo de La Coruña) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Real Madrid. Mariano replaces Marco Asensio.

Substitution

Substitution, Real Madrid. Casemiro replaces Isco.

Goal!

Goal! Deportivo de La Coruña 1, Real Madrid 5. Isco (Real Madrid) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

Marcelo (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Emre Colak (Deportivo de La Coruña).

Attempt missed. Sidnei (Deportivo de La Coruña) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner following a corner.

Corner, Deportivo de La Coruña. Conceded by Lucas Vázquez.

Attempt blocked. Joselu (Deportivo de La Coruña) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Juanfran with a cross.

Attempt missed. Álvaro Morata (Real Madrid) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Isco with a through ball following a fast break.

Attempt missed. Florin Andone (Deportivo de La Coruña) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Juanfran with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Deportivo de La Coruña. Conceded by Marcelo.

Offside, Deportivo de La Coruña. Juanfran tries a through ball, but Joselu is caught offside.

Mateo Kovacic (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Álex Bergantiños (Deportivo de La Coruña).

Booking

Isco (Real Madrid) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Isco (Real Madrid).

Florin Andone (Deportivo de La Coruña) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Alejandro Arribas (Deportivo de La Coruña) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Deportivo de La Coruña 1, Real Madrid 4. James Rodríguez (Real Madrid) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Álvaro Morata.

Attempt missed. Danilo (Real Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Lucas Vázquez.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Barcelona342464101336878
2Real Madrid33246390385278
3Atl Madrid34208660253568
4Sevilla33198658391965
5Villarreal34179849272260
6Real Sociedad34184125247558
7Ath Bilbao33175114637956
8Eibar33148115245750
9Espanyol341311104544150
10Celta Vigo32135144852-444
11Alavés331111113240-844
12Valencia34117164959-1040
13Las Palmas34109155261-939
14Malaga34109154049-939
15Real Betis33107163651-1537
16Deportivo La Coruña34710173757-2031
17Leganés3479183051-2130
18Sporting Gijón3459203767-3024
19Granada3448222772-4520
20Osasuna3439223582-4718
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