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Real Madrid thump Sociedad 5-2

IANS  |  Madrid 

Real warmed up for next week's tie at home to Paris Saint Germain with a comfortable 5-2 win to in the

travelled to with the fourth worst defensive record in the Liga Santander and they fell behind after less than a minute as Lucas Vazquez, who was in the side for the rested Gareth Bale, opened the scoring, reports

doubled Madrid's lead in the 27th minute to start a 10-minute spell in which Zinedine Zidane's side killed off the game with another goal from the Portuguese and another from Ton Kroos.

With the game won by half time Zidane was able to rest key players in a second half in which Ronaldo finished off his hat-trick, while scored consolation goals through and

scored after just 40 seconds as Atletico won 1-0 away to bottom of the table

It is Atletico's eighth 1-0 win of the campaign and temporarily moves them to within six points of FC Barcelona, who entertain Getafe in the on Sunday.

Villarreal missed a chance to move level of points with third placed Valencia, who play on Sunday, when they were beaten 2-1 at home by Alaves.

Villarreal controlled much of the ball, but Alaves were more effective and took a 2-0 lead through and with goals in the 40th and 71st minute.

However, got Villarreal back into the game with 13 minutes remaining and Alaves were thankful for whose late saves allowed them to hang on for the win.

scored a 94th minute header to lift Eibar into sixth place with a 1-0 win away to Leganes.

--IANS

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First Published: Sun, February 11 2018. 14:06 IST
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