Real Madrid mounted pressure on joint La Liga leaders Barcelona and Atletico Madrid by sealing a 5-0 win at Real Betis on Saturday to draw level at the top.
Carlo Ancelotti’s men have now notched up 50 points from 20 games with Barca and Atletico having a game at Levante and at home against Sevilla respectively on Sunday.
The Los Blancos secured their 16th win of the season, thanks to a goal each from the reigning footballer of the year Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema, Angel Di Maria and Alvaro Morata.
Ronaldo capped off a memorable week with the opener, blasting in his 21st strike of the season from long range in the 10th minute before Welshman Bale caught Betis goalkeeper Stephan Anderson flat-footed with his free-kick five minutes to the half-hour mark.
French striker Benzema scored his 100th goal for the Madrid giants, blasting inside the post in first-half regulation time.
Real resumed the second-half from were they left off as they continued dominate possession.
Argentina winger Di Maria then thumped home a low drive two minutes after the half-hour mark before substitute Morata clipped in from close range in the final minute.
Real Betis are bottom of the 20-team standing with 11 points from 20 matches.