Spanish La Liga
Dep La CoruñaDeportivo La Coruña2Real MadridReal Madrid8

Deportivo La Coruna 2-8 Real Madrid

Cristiano Ronaldo
Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates the third goal of his hat-trick at the Riazor

Cristiano Ronaldo's hat-trick and Gareth Bale's brace helped Real Madrid thrash Deportivo La Coruna in La Liga.

Portugal forward Ronaldo struck either side of James Rodriguez's stunning goal to put Real 3-0 up half-time.

Haris Medunjanin scored a penalty for Deportivo six minutes into the second half before Bale scored twice.

Ronaldo then completed this hat-trick, and there was still time for Deportivo's Jose Verdu Toche to score before Javier Hernandez's late double.

Real had beaten Swiss side Basel 5-1 in the Champions League during the week, but had underperformed in La Liga so far this season.

Carlo Ancelotti's side lost 4-2 to Real Sociedad and 2-1 to champions Atletico Madrid in their previous two matches.

Big spenders: The price of Real Madrid's attack
£85.3mGareth BaleTottenham to Real Madrid
£80mCristiano RonaldoManchester United to Real Madrid
£63m (rising to £71m)James RodriguezMonaco to Real Madrid

But the hosts were no match for the expensively-assembled side at the Riazor, and were brushed aside as Real scored eight goals in an away match in La Liga for the first time.

Ronaldo, linked with a return to former club Manchester United recently, put Real ahead with a 29th-minute header before Colombia forward Rodriguez curled home a superb effort home from distance.

Deportivo goalkeeper German Lux made a mistake just before the interval which allowed Ronaldo to score a simple third.

Medunjanin pulled a goal back for Deportivo from the penalty spot in the 50th minute after the referee ruled Sergio Ramos had handled in the area before Bale squeezed a low shot in off the far post in the 66th.

The Wales forward notched his second 16 minutes from time when he ran on to a pass from substitute Isco and clipped the ball over Lux into the far corner.

Ronaldo completed his hat-trick four minutes later, Toche headed a second for the hosts in the 84th and Hernandez, who joined on loan from Manchester United on deadline day, came off the bench and scored a quickfire double.

Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo scores Real Madrid's first goal against Deportivo with a brilliant header
James Rodriguez
James Rodriguez also got his name on the scoresheet with Real Madrid's second goal at the Riazor
Gareth Bale
Gareth Bale makes it five for Real Madrid with a clinical finish
Javier Hernandez
Mexico striker Javier Hernandez celebrates after rounding off the scoring for Real Madrid with a late brace

Line-ups

Dep La Coruña

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Lux
  • 15Sanabria Ruiz
  • 12da Silva JuniorBooked at 65mins
  • 21Diakité
  • 16Correia Pinto
  • 4Bergantiños García
  • 8Medunjanin
  • 11Moreno FuertesSubstituted forDomínguez Lamasat 45'minutes
  • 24FariñaSubstituted forVerdú Nicolásat 74'minutes
  • 14Cuenca López
  • 9PostigaSubstituted forCavaleiroat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Pablo
  • 3Canella
  • 10Domínguez Lamas
  • 13Fabri
  • 18Verdú Nicolás
  • 19Cavaleiro
  • 23Lopo

Real Madrid

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Casillas
  • 17Arbeloa
  • 2Varane
  • 4RamosBooked at 50mins
  • 12Marcelo
  • 19ModricSubstituted forIscoat 71'minutes
  • 8Kroos
  • 10Rodríguez
  • 11BaleSubstituted forHernándezat 77'minutes
  • 9BenzemaSubstituted forIllarramendiat 59'minutes
  • 7Cristiano Ronaldo

Substitutes

  • 5da Silva Coentrão
  • 13Navas
  • 14Hernández
  • 15Carvajal
  • 18Nacho
  • 23Isco
  • 24Illarramendi
Referee:
Pedro Jesús Pérez Montero
Attendance:
27,685

Match Stats

Home TeamDep La CoruñaAway TeamReal Madrid
Possession
Home40%
Away60%
Shots
Home14
Away19
Shots on Target
Home5
Away13
Corners
Home2
Away3
Fouls
Home8
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Deportivo de La Coruña 2, Real Madrid 8.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Deportivo de La Coruña 2, Real Madrid 8.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! Deportivo de La Coruña 2, Real Madrid 8. Javier Hernández (Real Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Marcelo.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid).

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Foul by Laure (Deportivo de La Coruña).

  8. Goal!

    Goal! Deportivo de La Coruña 2, Real Madrid 7. Javier Hernández (Real Madrid) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Isco.

  9. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Álex Bergantiños.

  11. Goal!

    Goal! Deportivo de La Coruña 2, Real Madrid 6. Toché (Deportivo de La Coruña) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Isaac Cuenca with a cross.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Asier Illarramendi (Real Madrid).

  13. Post update

    Isaac Cuenca (Deportivo de La Coruña) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  14. Post update

    Offside, Real Madrid. Isco tries a through ball, but Cristiano Ronaldo is caught offside.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Toché (Deportivo de La Coruña) header from very close range is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Laure with a cross.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Isco (Real Madrid).

  17. Post update

    Isaac Cuenca (Deportivo de La Coruña) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  18. Goal!

    Goal! Deportivo de La Coruña 1, Real Madrid 6. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by James Rodríguez.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Real Madrid. Javier Hernández replaces Gareth Bale.

  20. Post update

    Offside, Deportivo de La Coruña. Haris Medunjanin tries a through ball, but Ivan Cavaleiro is caught offside.