Los Blancos win the Madrid derby
The emphatic Real Madrid hammered their city rivals Atletico at the Vicente Calderon, thanks to a brilliant hat-trick by Cristiano Ronaldo. The Whites are four points ahead of league winners FC Barcelona.
Real Madrid had to win the away derby as Barcelona had reduced the difference to just one point after their win against Getafe in the Camp Nou a day before. Ronaldo impressed the away fans with his great display of athelticism and great football.
The Portugese winger opened the scoring in the 22nd minute with a 36 yard free kick. The hard, flat shot stunned Courtois and flew into the right corner of his goal. It was a brilliantly taken free kick and it started Real Madrid's quest for more goals.
Atletico equalised in the 55th minute through a Falcao header. Minutes after the hour mark, Ronaldo netted a thumping shot to the right top corner sending the away fans to great joy. He completed his hat-trick by scoring a penalty that the Whites got when Angel di Maria was fouled in the box.
Jose Maria Callejon scored the fourth goal of the night to complete Real's victory over Atletico.