Real Madrid moved six points clear at the top of the table after they thrashed Atletico Madrid by an impressive score line of 4-1. Real Madrid have been scored a lot of goals this season and Cristiano Ronaldo has been at the centre of them. He was once again impressive in the match against Atletico Madrid, although Real Madrid were helped by the fact that Atletico Madrid were reduced to 10 men after the goalkeeper was sent off early on in the match. Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice from the penalty spot to keep him in contention with Lionel Messi at the top of the goal scoring charts.

Real Madrid, though, were helped a lot by the fact that Atletico Madrid were reduced to 9 men after Diego Godin was sent off late in the match. Hence, the score line is extremely flattering for Real Madrid, although one cannot say the same of Cristiano Ronaldo, who continued to impress for the Liga leaders. Real Madrid tried to take advantage of the home advantage early on in the match, but it proved to be futile. However, they were given a major break when on loan Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois was dismissed the after bringing down Karim Benzema in the box.

Cristiano Ronaldo stepped up to score the penalty with aplomb. He doubled his tally from the match later in the match when he took his second penalty of the night. It was awarded after Godin had brought down Gonzalo Higuain in the box, which also resulted in him receiving his marching orders. Atletico Madrid held on late in the match to not take on further misery. The impressive win provides Real Madrid with a great opportunity to reclaim the title from the hands of Barcelona, who they face in the next few weeks.