Spanish La Liga
Almería0Real Madrid5

Almeria 0-5 Real Madrid

Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo opened the scoring in Real Madrid's thumping La Liga victory over hosts Almeria before limping off with what he described as "a knock".

Ronaldo touched in from Isco's cross in the third minute, but hobbled off at the start of the second half.

Real boss Carlo Ancelotti said: "I don't think it's important. He wasn't in pain. I think he will recover soon."

Karim Benzema scored Real's second before Gareth Bale, Isco and Alvaro Morata wrapped up a comfortable win.

The victory leaves Real six points behind leaders Barcelona, who beat Granada 4-0.

Ronaldo, 28, will have further tests on his injury on Sunday ahead of Real's Champions League game against Galatasaray on Wednesday.

The Portugal forward made the most of poor Almeria defending to guide in from Isco's ball from the right and score his 35th goal in 25 appearances.

But, largely thanks to fine goalkeeping from Esteban, the visitors' advantage was kept to one goal at the break.

They stretched clear despite Ronaldo limping off, though, with Benzema collecting the ball at the end of a Jese run and scoring from the edge of the area.

Bale seized on Sebastian Dubarbier's error to score his fifth goal since joining from Tottenham in the summer.

Isco then produced a clever finish from the edge of the area for a fourth Real goal before substitute Morata broke the offside trap to lob Esteban, with Casemiro only denied a sixth by the post.

Line-ups

Almería

  • 1Andrés SuárezBooked at 74mins
  • 22Tomar Marcos
  • 16Dubarbier
  • 2Torsiglieri
  • 5Trujillo
  • 4PelleranoSubstituted forTébarat 66'minutes
  • 17Fernández Saez
  • 7García RabascoSubstituted forSorianoat 59'minutes
  • 10Ríos Lozano
  • 31Azeez
  • 8Vidal ParreuSubstituted forDíaz Gonzálezat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Tébar
  • 9Díaz González
  • 11Rodrigues Barbosa
  • 14García Carnero
  • 20Ramos Lozano
  • 23Soriano
  • 25Ustari

Real Madrid

  • 25López
  • 15Carvajal
  • 17ArbeloaBooked at 56mins
  • 14Alonso
  • 3Pepe
  • 4RamosBooked at 68mins
  • 11Bale
  • 24IllarramendiSubstituted forCasemiroat 74'minutes
  • 9BenzemaSubstituted forMorataat 62'minutes
  • 23Isco
  • 7RonaldoSubstituted forJeséat 54'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Casillas
  • 16Casemiro
  • 18Nacho
  • 19Modric
  • 20Jesé
  • 21Morata
  • 26José Rodríguez
Referee:
Jesús Gil Manzano
Attendance:
13,605

Match Stats

Home TeamAlmeríaAway TeamReal Madrid
Possession
Home39%
Away61%
Shots
Home12
Away35
Shots on Target
Home4
Away15
Corners
Home1
Away6
Fouls
Home15
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Almería 0, Real Madrid 5.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Almería 0, Real Madrid 5.

Attempt saved. Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Casemiro with a through ball.

Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Esteban.

Attempt saved. Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Isco.

Casemiro (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Fernando Soriano (Almería).

Attempt saved. Jesé (Real Madrid) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Xabi Alonso.

Foul by Daniel Carvajal (Real Madrid).

Sebastián Dubarbier (Almería) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Álvaro Morata (Real Madrid) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt saved. Ramón Azeez (Almería) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Óscar Díaz (Almería) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Casemiro (Real Madrid) hits the left post with a left footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by Isco.

Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Esteban.

Attempt saved. Jesé (Real Madrid) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Casemiro.

Attempt blocked. Jesé (Real Madrid) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Isco.

Goal!

Goal! Almería 0, Real Madrid 5. Álvaro Morata (Real Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Casemiro with a through ball.

Xabi Alonso (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Fernando Soriano (Almería).

Foul by Daniel Carvajal (Real Madrid).

Fernando Soriano (Almería) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Almería 0, Real Madrid 4. Isco (Real Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jesé.

Attempt missed. Jesé (Real Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Álvaro Morata.

Booking

Esteban (Almería) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Real Madrid. Casemiro replaces Asier Illarramendi.

Substitution

Substitution, Almería. Óscar Díaz replaces Aleix Vidal.

Goal!

Goal! Almería 0, Real Madrid 3. Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

Attempt missed. Isco (Real Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Xabi Alonso.

Offside, Real Madrid. Álvaro Arbeloa tries a through ball, but Álvaro Morata is caught offside.

Pepe (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Rodri (Almería).

Foul by Asier Illarramendi (Real Madrid).

Aleix Vidal (Almería) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt blocked. Suso (Almería) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.

Hand ball by Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid).

Xabi Alonso (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Fernando Soriano (Almería).

Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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