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Summary

  1. Ronaldo scores 5 including 8-minute hat-trick
  2. Benzema gets two as Real dominate
  3. Bale rounds the keeper and slots in for Real's first
  4. Real score seven goals in 31 minutes

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By Phil Dawkes

All times stated are UK

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That's all folks...

That is all from our coverage of today's European action. If you want to keep gorging yourself on football today, head over to our Premier League live text, where Tom Rostance will be guiding you through Burnley v Tottenham before Andy Cryer takes over for Sunderland v Newcastle. I'm going to go and try to scrub that Real goal music out of my head. Bye.

Over to you, Barcelona...

So, 10 goals in total, nine to Real Madrid, five to Cristiano Ronaldo. Having lost three of their previous four games, Real are back to winning ways in style. On Easter weekend they have resurrected their title bid.

La Liga table

La Liga table (top)
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La Liga table (bottom)
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Ronaldo record

So, Cristiano Ronaldo then... That is the first time that the Portuguese has scored five goals for Real Madrid, although he has scored four before (three times, including earlier this season against Elche). His eight-minute hat-trick (his fifth this season, 24th in La Liga and 28th in all competitions) was the quickest of his Real career. He is now four goals ahead of Barcelona's Lionel Messi in La Liga scoring charts with 36. Ridiculous.

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Stephen: If Messi was playing today would he have scored more than 4? I think Ronaldo will be upset with the chances he's missed!

Sean De Buitlear: CR7 has point to prove today. Not going to give up his Ballon D'or without flurry of meaningless goals against awful teams.

Johnny Magrinho: Marcelo is a ridiculous player. Whenever Real roll over a team, he's usually got a handful of assists. Utterly ruthless.

FULL-TIME

Real Madrid 9-1 Granada

The referee puts poor Granada out of their misery. They have been torn to shreds here. It is possibly the most one-sided game you are ever going to see. Ronaldo led with five goals - his first quintet haul for Real (although he should have had more). Bale got the scoring under way and Benzema weighed in with a couple. Real close the gap between themselves and leaders Barcelona to a point. They have also closed the goal difference gap between themselves and Barca to three.

GOAL

Real Madrid 9-1 Granada - Cristiano Ronaldo

Ronaldo scores his fifth against Granada
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He was always going to have the last word. It was inevitable. Ronaldo makes it five for himself and nine for Real Madrid by rising to meet a free-kick from right to head past Oier. It was a good header, but once again Granada's marking was dire. There is going to be one added minute. Enough time for Real to make it into double figures?

Real Madrid 8-1 Granada

Iker Casillas does his bit to ensure it remains 8-1 as Eddy Pascual latches on to a chipped cross and fires a shot that is destined to nestle inside the post until the Real keeper dives to his left to block.

Real Madrid 8-1 Granada

Ronaldo celebrates
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Cristiano Ronaldo may have four goals but he has missed a boat-load more. He could have had a dozen this afternoon. Marcelo crosses and the Portuguese forward heads into the crowd.

GOAL

Real Madrid 8-1 Granada - Diego Mainz own goal

The guy who does the PA at the Bernebeu will have worn that goal music button down to nothing this afternoon. He is called back into action again as a cross from the right is deflected into his own net by Diego Mainz. If he hadn't, Ronaldo was lurking behind him and would surely have converted for his fifth goal.

Real Madrid 7-1 Granada

Ronaldo allowed Gareth Bale to take a free-kick earlier, but he's not going to give him two in a row. The Portuguese strides back and charges at the ball before swinging a shot horribly wide from 25 yards. With four goals already to his name, I'll let him off.

Real Madrid 7-1 Granada

Another Real chance goes begging as Gareth Bale is set up by Ronaldo but sees his shot from 18 yards pushed on to the roof of the net by Oier. I'm starting to worry about Real. They haven't scored for 23 minutes. In the context of this game, that is a drought.

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Martin Corbett: Embarrassing this game you wouldn't catch Burnley rolling over and getting slapped 7-0.

Chris Hatwood: At this rate you will have to change the strap line to Ronaldo scores 8 rather than 8 minute hat trick.

Van Gaal: Over 30 million pounds for Illaramendi and he only gets a game when Real are 6 up.

GOAL

Real Madrid 7-1 Granada - Robert Ibanez

The comeback is on! Robert Ibanez drives through the middle of the Real defence after collecting a forward pass and steers a shot past Iker Casillas to give those poor Granada fans something to cheer.

Real Madrid 7-0 Granada

Ronaldo in action against Granada
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Cristiano Ronaldo should have five, part 2. Alvaro Arbeloa gets to the byline down the right and chips a cross into the box but Ronaldo can only toe his shot wide on the stretch.

Real Madrid 7-0 Granada

Cristiano Ronaldo should have five. He plays a clever one-two with Gareth bale in the box but his first touch lets him down on the return as he gets the ball caught under his feet and can only dig out a shot that skips wide of the post. I tell you what, he'll kick himself if Granada score eight now.

Real Madrid 7-0 Granada

Javier Hernandez carries on where Benzema left off by finding acres of space in the box to meet a cross from the left but he is unable to steer his header past Oier, who saves easily.

Real Madrid 7-0 Granada

Granada keep plugging away but they have had the heart ripped out of them. Daniel Candeias cuts inside and fires a shot but Casillas is equal to it and it remains 7-0.

Real Madrid 7-0 Granada

Ronaldo scored his hat-trick in eight minutes and four goals in 24 minutes. It is not even the first time he has scored four this season. He also managed it in a 5-1 win over Elche in September. He's a machine. Gareth Bale comes close to getting his second of the day with a dipping free-kick that flies past the post.

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Real Madrid 7-0 Granada

Real Madrid players celebrate yet another goal against Granada
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Stuart Mitchell: I know Real Madrid have so much more quality than Granada, but do those players not have any pride?? Double figures.

Jay: You know it's a farce when live text commentary at #bbceurofooty can't keep up with the goal scoring rate!

SUBSTITUTION

James Rodriguez has been out for a while with a broken toe so it makes sense to get him off with this game well and truly won. Jese is on. Karim Benzema is also withdrawn, with Javier Hernandez getting a run-out in his place.

Granada's second change sees Fran Rico replaced with Pascual Eddy.

SUBSTITUTION

In between all the goals, there was a substitution as Granada withdrew Ruben Rochina and sent Piti on. I'm sure he will thank his manager for that!

Real have also opted to give Toni Kroos a rest. To be fair, he was hardly required to do anything anyway. Asier Illaramendi is his replacement.

GOAL

Real Madrid 7-0 Granada - Karim Benzema

More shambolic defending from the visitors and Karim Benzema helps himself to his second and Real's SEVENTH. The Frenchman takes his time inside the box and forces his shot through two defenders before the ball finds its way into the net via a deflection off the keeper. Over 30 minutes still to play.

GOAL

Real Madrid 6-0 Granada - Cristiano Ronaldo

Ronaldo celebrates scoring another against Granada
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Groundhog Day. More poor Granada defending and once again I'm typing Goal - Real Madrid. It is Ronaldo again, who is bang in front of goal to stoop low and head in a flicked cross from Gareth Bale. Ruthless.

GOAL

Real Madrid 5-0 Granada - Karim Benzema

After the two-shot salvo from Granada, normal service is resumed. Karim Benzema is gifted it as he is allowed to chest the ball down from a corner (yes, chest it down) before firing in to the net. The away side have lost this game already and they are in danger of losing their dignity.

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Real Madrid 4-0 Granada

Demola Oke: Feels like #bbcfootball livetext has gone into goal highlights. Real Madrid scoring is the only thing that's coming up.

Andrew Edward Gray: Madrid must be trying to get a five a side scoreline here.

Real Madrid 4-0 Granada

Granada start the second half with two long-range shots in 60 seconds from Daniel Candeias and Ruben Rochina (remember him?). They don't score with either of them as Casillas saves the first one and gathers the second at the second attempt. Soon after Real Madrid's Luka Modric fires one over the bar from 25 yards out.

Three is the magic number

Real Madrid 4-0 Granada

Ronaldo celebrates
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Ronaldo's eight-minute hat-trick is, perhaps not surprisingly, the fastest of his Real Madrid career. It's his fifth of this season alone, and his 24th in La Liga, which draws him level with Lionel Messi. It's also his 28th in all competitions for the European champions.

KICK-OFF

Real Madrid 4-0 Granada

The Granada players would probably happily walk away from this at the break. they have another 45 minutes to endure, though. Real get us back under way, with the bit firmly between their teeth.

Closing the gap

Real Madrid 4-0 Granada

So, barring an absolute miracle I think we can take it for granted that Real Madrid are going to be one point behind Barcelona when the league-leaders take to the field against Celta Vigo later today. This is doing Real's goal difference no harm either. They are now on +56 and could do with a few more to make ground on Barcelona's +63 tally.

Ronaldo's record

Real Madrid 4-0 Granada

In all competitions in 2014/15, Ronaldo now has 47 goals in 44 games. That includes 34 in 26 La Liga matches.

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John McEnerney: "let's remember this is the bottom team in La Liga, let's see RM against a decent side & they fair out. Flatlined since Xmas!"

HALF-TIME

Real Madrid 4-0 Granada

Well, that was as one-sided as you are going to get. Real toyed with Granada in the early stages before tearing them a new one. Gareth Bale got the ball rolling before Cristiano Ronaldo took over with an eight-minute blitz to bag his first hat-trick since early December. It is the fifth time he has scored three or more goals in a single match this season.

HITS THE WOODWORK

Real Madrid 4-0 Granada

Whoa, where did that come from?! Youssef El Arabi puts his foot right through one from 25 yards that beats Casillas all ends up, hammers into the underside of the bar and bounces down just the wrong side of the line. El Arabi turns around after and shrugs his shoulders. It is a gesture that almost seems to say 'what would it matter anyway?'

GOAL

Real Madrid 4-0 Granada - Cristiano Ronaldo

Ronaldo in action
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I started this text commentary by suggesting that Cristiano Ronaldo had fallen short of his own high standards this year. Well scratch that because he now has an eight-minute hat-trick. His latest owes a debt to Granada keeper Oier, whose hands should push away the Portuguese's 20-yard shot but instead are weak and enable it to find the top corner of the goal. Real have equalled the score they beat Granada by ealier in the season. You suspect they are not done yet.

GOAL

Real Madrid 3-0 Granada - Cristiano Ronaldo

In the next minute Andy. Marcelo's cross from the left is palmed into the air by Granada keeper Oier but only as far as Ronaldo, who is on it in a flash to slam it into the net. Benzema fancied it himself but he simply wasn't as quick as the Portuguese. Damage limitation time for Granada.

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Andy West

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"It feels almost obligatory to note that Ronaldo is now joint top La Liga scorer with Messi. He'll probably overtake him in the next hour."

Real Madrid 2-0 Granada

Real could record a rugby score here. They pour forward again after Gareth Bale shows some neat skill to turn his marker, but the Welsh forward's cross is behind his team-mates and cleared by Granada. Soon after, a chipped ball forward from Sergio Ramos just skips away from Benzema at the back post.

GOAL

Real Madrid 2-0 Granada - Cristiano Ronaldo

Ronaldo in action against Granada
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This game is over already. To be honest, any one of Benzema, James or Ronaldo could have scored this second goal during a concerted period of Real pressure, that included two corners. In the end it is the latter who scores it, receiving a pass from James before firing a low shot past Oier and into the far corner of the net.

GOAL

Real Madrid 1-0 Granada - Gareth Bale

Gareth Bale in action for Real Madrid against Granada
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It has been coming. Gareth Bale silences his doubters by muscling in to beat a defender to a ball towards the edge of the box before rounding the keeper and slotting in to the unguarded net. That is his 17th goal of the season and it could well open the floodgates here.