Real Madrid extended their lead at the top of the La Liga table by three points after the impressive 6-2 win over Sevilla during the weekend. The win becomes extremely crucial because Barcelona are not involved in the league right now due to their commitments on the Club World Cup.

Real Madrid have taken advantage of it and have extended their lead at the top of the table after the 3-1 loss to Barcelona a few weeks ago. Cristiano Ronaldo silenced that his critics by scoring a hat-trick in the match, while Angel Di Maria, Jose Maria Callejon, and Hamit Altintop were the other scorers on the night for Real Madrid.

The hat-trick by Cristiano Ronaldo helped him be in contention with Lionel Messi for the Golden Boot award. It also helped him silenced the critics, who were pretty harsh on the performance by the Portuguese in the match against Barcelona. Cristiano Ronaldo was mostly unchecked in the match against Barcelona and missed the two great opportunities that would have given Real Madrid a great chance to extend their advantage. In the end, Barcelona capitalised on this by scoring through Cesc Fabregas and Xavi. Now, the Portuguese superstar has said that he has done a lot to criticise his critics with the hat-trick against Sevilla.

"We've achieved our objective. We leave for Christmas with a three-point cushion. We played well in a difficult game and we're very happy. I don't care what people say about me. I just do my job and focus on my team. We played well tonight and we're anxious to play again," he said. Jose Maria Callejon got a rare start for Real Madrid, while Angel Di Maria was once again very impressive for the Los Blancos. Many regard Angel Di Maria to be Real Madrid's best player this season.