Real Madrid 5 Deportivo La Coruna 1: Ronaldo hat-trick helps put Mourinho's men back in the title race
22:43 GMT, 30 September 2012
Real Madrid reduced the gap at the top of the Primera Division to eight points ahead of next week's El Clasico as Cristiano Ronaldo's hat-trick led them to a 5-1 victory over Deportivo La Coruna.
Riki had given the visitors a shock lead on 15 minutes but Real were level seven minutes later when Ronaldo scored from the penalty spot after Manuel Pablo had brought down Angel Di Maria.
And the hosts were in cruise control by half-time as Di Maria and Ronaldo nodded in from close range just before the break.
The main man: Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick as Real Madrid won 5-1
Spot on: Ronaldo scored from the penalty spot
Pepe headed in the fourth 25 minutes from time following Xabi Alonso's free-kick, before Ronaldo completed his hat-trick with another penalty after Evaldo had been harshly adjudged to have handled Kaka's cross.
Two goals in the opening 20 minutes were enough to hand Granada their first victory of the season as they withstood a second-half onslaught from Celta Vigo to win at Nuevo Los Carmenes.
Getting in on the act: Pepe celebrates his goal
Looking up: Ronaldo kept his goalscoring record up
Guilherme Siqueira had given the home side the lead from the penalty spot after 11 minutes and the Brazilian left-back then brilliantly set up Gabriel Torje to double the advantage moments later.
Iago Aspas quickly reduced the arrears for Celta and the hosts were thankful to goalkeeper Tono as he made a number of fine saves after the break, most notably to deny Park Chu-young an equaliser two minutes from time.
All together now: Pepe celebrates with Ronaldo and Kaka
Playing his part: Jose Mourinho kicks the ball on the pitch back to his players to resume the game after conceding an early opening goal
Four second-half goals – three in the last eight minutes – saw Osasuna wrap up their first victory of the season as they despatched a poor Levante side.
Emiliano Armenteros opened the scoring 10 minutes after the break before Roland Lamah (82), a David Timor penalty a minute from time and Nino's injury-time strike wrapped up a resounding victory of which there had been little indication after a poor first half.