Real Madrid had to come from behind against Deportivo La Coruna on Sunday, but in the end they made light work of the visitors. Los Blancos ended up running riot in the contest, coming away with an emphatic 7-1 victory to take their place back in the top 4 of La Liga in style.
Real Madrid surprisingly fell behind in the game after Adrian turned home a cross by Lucas Perez. They were not behind for long though, as Nacho played a one-two with Marcelo and finished the move himself. It then turned into the Gareth Bale show, as he put Real ahead by curling in a great strike.
After the break, Bale struck again by heading home from a corner. Luka Modric then got in on the act by firing in a fourth goal from outside the area. Cristiano Ronaldo then put all of the rumours about his future to one side and added Real’s fifth goal on the day by tapping in at the back post.
Ronaldo then suffered an injury when scoring the sixth goal. He stooped down low for a diving header and got a boot to the face for his troubles. In typical Cristiano style, he then grabbed a smartphone to check the damage immediately after.
That was not all though, as the same man that grabbed Real’s first goal on the day also claimed their last. Nacho finished the rout off by adding a seventh goal. Deportivo must really hate playing Real Madrid, as they have suffered 7-1, 6-2, 5-0, 8-2, 4-0, 5-1 and 6-1 defeats in recent years.
For Zinedine Zidane and his side, this was a crucial win in order to return back to the top 4 in La Liga. It was also a great way to respond to the 0-1 defeat to Villarreal at the Santiago Bernabeu last week. Next up is the 2nd leg of the Copa Del Rey quarter-final against Leganes at the Bernabeu.