Match ends, Real Madrid 5, Elche 1.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored four goals as Real Madrid recorded their second successive league victory with a comfortable win at home to Elche.
After Edu Albacar scored an early penalty for Elche, Gareth Bale glanced in a header to equalise for Real.
Ronaldo got his first of the game from the spot after Mosquera fouled Marcelo, before heading in the hosts' third.
The Portugal forward scored another penalty for his hat-trick and wrapped up victory with a clinical late strike.
|Cristiano Ronaldo at Real Madrid this season|
|Eight games, 12 goals, two hat-tricks||Has only failed to scored in two games out of eight|
|His treble against Elche was his 21st in La Liga||Booked in the Spanish Super Cup defeat by Atletico Madrid on 22 August|
Ronaldo has now scored seven goals in four days after grabbing a hat-trick in Saturday's 8-2 win over Deportivo.
The win also continued Real's impressive recent form after a disappointing start to the season.
They lost two of their first three league games but successive victories means they are now three points behind La Liga leaders Barcelona, who have a game in hand.
- 15CarvajalBooked at 4minsSubstituted forArbeloaat 65'minutes
- 4RamosSubstituted forNachoat 82'minutes
- 12MarceloBooked at 16mins
- 10RodríguezSubstituted forHernándezat 78'minutes
- 7Cristiano Ronaldo
- 5da Silva Coentrão
- 1Herrera Yagüe
- 4Rodríguez Lombán
- 21Albácar GallegoBooked at 58mins
- 8González MoralesSubstituted forPasalicat 67'minutes
- 17Rodríguez Romero
- 10CorominasSubstituted forFajrat 61'minutes
- 11Mendes RodriguesSubstituted forHerreraat 78'minutes
- 22Cristian de Jesus
- 14Alonso Martín
- Carlos Clos Gómez
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Real Madrid 5, Elche 1.
Goal! Real Madrid 5, Elche 1. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Gareth Bale with a through ball.
Attempt missed. Pedro Mosquera (Elche) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Domingo Cisma.
Attempt saved. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Marcelo with a cross.
Attempt blocked. Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Toni Kroos.
Foul by Nacho (Real Madrid).
Jonathas (Elche) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt missed. Javier Hernández (Real Madrid) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Gareth Bale.
Foul by Raphael Varane (Real Madrid).
Pedro Mosquera (Elche) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Toni Kroos (Real Madrid) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by Álvaro Arbeloa with a cross.
Substitution, Real Madrid. Nacho replaces Sergio Ramos.
Goal! Real Madrid 4, Elche 1. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.
Penalty Real Madrid. Cristiano Ronaldo draws a foul in the penalty area.
Penalty conceded by Mario Pasalic (Elche) after a foul in the penalty area.
Substitution, Real Madrid. Javier Hernández replaces James Rodríguez.
Substitution, Elche. Cristian Herrera replaces Rodrigues.
Isco (Real Madrid) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Rodrigues (Elche).