Hat trick for Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat trick Saturday as Real Madrid bounced back in commanding fashion from last week's loss to Barcelona with a 6-2 rout at Sevilla.
Madrid's sixth straight away win in league play moved it three points clear of second-place Barcelona.
Ronaldo scored twice and forward Jose Callejon added another in a first half that featured a pair of superb saves by Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas.
Madrid played the second half with 10 men after Pepe received his second booking, but Di Maria extended the lead before Jesus Navas netted Sevilla's first goal.
Ronaldo capped his treble with a penalty and Hamit Altintop scored late before Alvaro Negredo scored a second for Sevilla.