La Liga: Cristiano Ronaldo Lead's Real Madrid's Rout vs Deportivo; Atletico Held by Celta Vigo

Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick as Real Madrid thrashed Deportivo 8-2 while Atletico dropped crucial points after being held to a 2-2 draw by Celta Vigo in the La Liga.

updated: September 21, 2014 08:59 IST
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Real Madrid celebrate during the course of their 8-2 win over Deportivo


Madrid: Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick as Real Madrid equalled their biggest ever away win in La Liga with a 8-2 thrashing of Deportivo la Coruna on Saturday. (EPL: West Ham shock Liverpool | Arsenal beat Aston Villa)

Real now trail second-placed Atletico Madrid by two points after the champions missed the chance to go top as they were held 2-2 at home by Celta Vigo.

Ronaldo opened the scoring with a fantastic header from Alvaro Arbeloa's cross, but the Portuguese was upstaged by James Rodriguez and the Colombian doubled the visitors' advantage with a sumptuous left-footed effort that curled into the top corner.

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