Spanish La Liga
Real Madrid7Dep La Coruña1

Real Madrid 7-1 Deportivo La Coruna

Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo
Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo are Real Madrid's joint top scorers this season with six goals

Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo both scored twice as Real Madrid won a league match for the first time since 9 December with a thumping win over Deportivo La Coruna.

Adrian Lopez tapped in the opener for Deportivo, but Nacho soon levelled with a clinical strike.

Bale curled in a superb second for Real before making it 3-1 with a header.

Luka Modric struck from distance, and a Ronaldo double and another Nacho goal completed the scoring.

Victory moved Real back into the top four but they are 19 points behind leaders Barcelona.

Ronaldo has his mojo back

Real's recent patchy form - they had won only two of their previous six matches - coincided with Ronaldo's struggles in front of goal.

The usually prolific striker had scored just four league goals in 16 appearances prior to this game, his worst return at that stage of a season for Real.

He looked to be lacking in confidence when he shot wide from close range midway through the second half against Deportivo, and appeared to be set for a fourth league game without scoring.

However, Casemiro provided the perfect cross for the Portugal international late on, and he coolly volleyed home before adding a diving header.

Ronaldo's second came at a cost. He suffered a cut next to his eye, prompting him to use a phone as a mirror to check the extent of the injury.

Ronaldo
Ronaldo was caught by the boot of a Deportivo defender as he scored his side's sixth goal

"Ronaldo has got a wound and I think he's been given two or three stitches," said manager Zinedine Zidane.

"He's alright."

Line-ups

Real Madrid

  • 1Navas
  • 2Carvajal
  • 5Varane
  • 6Nacho
  • 12Marcelo
  • 10ModricSubstituted forKovacicat 76'minutes
  • 14Casemiro
  • 8Kroos
  • 11BaleSubstituted forVázquezat 82'minutes
  • 21MayoralSubstituted forBenzemaat 64'minutes
  • 7Cristiano RonaldoSubstituted forat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Benzema
  • 13Casilla
  • 15Hernández
  • 17Vázquez
  • 20Asensio
  • 22Isco
  • 23Kovacic

Dep La Coruña

  • 13Martínez
  • 2Moreno Fuertes
  • 24Schär
  • 33One
  • 16Correia Pinto
  • 22BorgesSubstituted forColakat 54'minutes
  • 20dos Santos Torres
  • 5MosqueraSubstituted forExpósitoat 48'minutes
  • 7PérezBooked at 56mins
  • 10AndoneBooked at 38minsSubstituted forGilat 79'minutes
  • 15López

Substitutes

  • 3Navarro
  • 8Colak
  • 11Gil
  • 18Bakkali
  • 19Valle
  • 25Pantilimon
  • 27Expósito
Referee:
David José Fernández Borbalán
Attendance:
63,468

Match Stats

Home TeamReal MadridAway TeamDep La Coruña
Possession
Home62%
Away38%
Shots
Home24
Away6
Shots on Target
Home14
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away1
Fouls
Home7
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Real Madrid 7, Deportivo de La Coruña 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Real Madrid 7, Deportivo de La Coruña 1.

Attempt missed. Toni Kroos (Real Madrid) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Nacho.

Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Juanfran.

Attempt saved. Lucas Pérez (Deportivo de La Coruña) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Adrián López.

Foul by Mateo Kovacic (Real Madrid).

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

Goal!

Goal! Real Madrid 7, Deportivo de La Coruña 1. Nacho (Real Madrid) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Raphael Varane following a corner.

Attempt missed. Raphael Varane (Real Madrid) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Toni Kroos with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Rubén Martínez.

Attempt saved. Daniel Carvajal (Real Madrid) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Marcelo.

Cristiano Ronaldo went off injured after Real Madrid had used all subs.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) because of an injury.

Goal!

Goal! Real Madrid 6, Deportivo de La Coruña 1. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Lucas Vázquez with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Real Madrid. Lucas Vázquez replaces Gareth Bale.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Deportivo de La Coruña. Carles Gil replaces Florin Andone.

Goal!

Goal! Real Madrid 5, Deportivo de La Coruña 1. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) left footed shot from very close range to the top left corner. Assisted by Casemiro with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Real Madrid. Mateo Kovacic replaces Luka Modric.

Attempt missed. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Marcelo with a cross.

Attempt missed. Florin Andone (Deportivo de La Coruña) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Emre Colak with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Deportivo de La Coruña. Conceded by Nacho.

Attempt missed. Florin Andone (Deportivo de La Coruña) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Emre Colak.

Attempt missed. Florin Andone (Deportivo de La Coruña) left footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Goal!

Goal! Real Madrid 4, Deportivo de La Coruña 1. Luka Modric (Real Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Cristiano Ronaldo.

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

Foul by Florin Andone (Deportivo de La Coruña).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Rubén Martínez (Deportivo de La Coruña) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Karim Benzema.

Substitution

Substitution, Real Madrid. Karim Benzema replaces Borja Mayoral.

Offside, Real Madrid. Gareth Bale tries a through ball, but Borja Mayoral is caught offside.

Offside, Deportivo de La Coruña. Emre Colak tries a through ball, but Fabian Schär is caught offside.

Foul by Casemiro (Real Madrid).

Lucas Pérez (Deportivo de La Coruña) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Real Madrid 3, Deportivo de La Coruña 1. Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) header from very close range to the top right corner. Assisted by Toni Kroos with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Fabian Schär.

Attempt saved. Casemiro (Real Madrid) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Toni Kroos.

Booking

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

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 21st January 2018

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Barcelona2017305794854
2Atl Madrid2012712992043
3Valencia20124441212040
4Real Madrid19105439182135
5Villarreal2010462822634
6Sevilla2010282628-232
7Celta Vigo208483528728
8Getafe207672520527
9Girona207672929027
10Eibar198382431-727
11Real Betis208393341-827
12Ath Bilbao206862322126
13Leganés197481719-225
14Espanyol206681625-924
15Real Sociedad206593436-223
16Alavés2061131629-1319
17Levante203981628-1218
18Dep La Coruña2044122244-2216
19Las Palmas2042141647-3114
20Malaga1932141333-2011
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