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Gareth Bale hits four against Rayo Vallecano in 10-2 rout

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There was a time this afternoon when Rayo Vallecano were beating Real Madrid 2-1 - and yet somehow the final scored ended up 10-2.

The turning point of the game came after just 14 minutes. Before then, Rayo were fighting the good fight and doing a good job of it too; goals from Antonio Amaya and Jozabed had given the away side the lead after Danilo had put Madrid ahead.

Then, things started going bat**** mental. Tito was sent off and Raul Baena went 10 minutes later so Rayo decided that the best thing to do was to do, well, nothing. Least of all defend.

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Step forward, Gareth Bale. The former Tottenham man moved up to second on the list marked 'most goals in La Liga by a British player', and he did so in style - banging in four goals across both halves in around 45 minutes to save Rafa Benitez's ruby cheeks from growing even redder.

Of course, there can't be a party in Madrid without Ronaldo being centre of attention and the Portuguese superstar got in on the act with a brace of his own, including a 30th minute spot-kick.

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Karim Benzema bagged a brace of his own as time started to disappear along with any dignity Rayo Vallecano had left, before completing his hat-trick as the clock hit 90.

On a frankly crazy afternoon where Liverpool were spanked by Watford, and where Jose Mourinho is sniffing around Louis van Gaal's job, we've done our best to round-up as many of the best tweets as possible, with the Real Madrid goals as well. It wasn't easy, but here you go, you lucky little devils.

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La Liga
Football
Gareth Bale
Real Madrid
Cristiano Ronaldo

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