Cristiano Ronaldo's hat trick helped Real Madrid close the gap on Barcelona as they thumped Espanyol 6-0.
The forward has scored 30 goals for Madrid this term and they now trail Primera Division leaders Barcelona by four points and sit just one behind city rivals Atletico.
Karim Benzema, James Rodriguez and Ruben Duarte's own goal sealed Madrid's demolition job.
They go to Granada next Sunday hoping to catch Barcelona after Luis Enrique's side beat Atletico 2-1 at the Nou Camp on Saturday.
MADRID -- Spanish authorities are recommending Sevilla and third division club Cadiz should each be fined €120,000 ($130,000) for "supporting and promoting" activities of violent fan groups.
The government's anti-violence commission said Thursday the clubs failed to cooperate with authorities who had warned the teams about their actions favoring the groups.
The commission said the "very serious" fine to Sevilla is needed because the club failed to control the violent groups' behavior inside...