Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo receives treatment after sustaining an injury whilst scoring their sixth goal. REUTERS/Sergio Perez
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Real had lost two of their last three league games and got off on the wrong foot against relegation-threatened Deportivo when former Atletico Madrid forward Adrian Lopez put the visiting side ahead against the run of play in the 23rd minute.The stumbling La Liga champions responded in emphatic fashion, however, and went on to record their biggest win of the season in all competitions with two goals apiece from Gareth Bale, Nacho Fernandez and Ronaldo as well as a long-range strike from Luka Modric.Real climbed back above Villarreal into fourth place on 35 points but are still far behind leaders Barcelona, who top the standings with 51 points and can move 11 clear of nearest challengers Atletico Madrid if they beat Real Betis later Sunday.
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