Eduardo Camavinga and Luka Modric scored stunning long-range goals as ruthless Real Madrid beat Real Sociedad 4-1 to go eight points clear at the top of the Spanish LaLiga.
Mikel Oyarzabal’s early penalty kick put the sixth-placed Basques in front at the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday, but Real Madrid fought back to stay on course for the title.
Two brilliant strikes in the space of three minutes late in the first half from Camavinga and Modric put Carlo Ancelotti’s side ahead.
Karim Benzema was on target from the penalty kick spot after having two goals disallowed.
Marco Asensio added a fourth goal to cap a hugely impressive performance from Los Blancos.
Oyarzabal drilled La Real into a 10th-minute lead from the penalty kick spot, firing into the bottom-right corner after Dani Carvajal had upended David Silva.
The leaders ramped up the pressure after that early setback and were level four minutes before half-time.
That was when Camavinga let fly from 30 yards out with his left foot and gave Alex Remiro no chance with a thunderous drive.
Benzema had a goal ruled out for offside moments later.
But Modric put Real Madrid in front by bending a sublime left-foot strike into the top-far corner after creating space for himself with his quick feet.
Los Blancos carried on where they left off after the break.
Benzema had another goal chalked off for offside but slotted home from the penalty kick spot.
This was after a VAR check ruled Vinicius Junior had been fouled by Aritz Elustondo just inside the penalty box.
Asensio put the icing on the cake, tucking in after the marauding Carvajal cut the ball back into his path as La Real were swept aside. NAN