Ronaldo is 'fine' after suffering head wound

Zidane tells Real Madrid fans to stop jeering Benzema

Zidane tells Real Madrid fans to stop jeering Benzema

Real Madrid star Gareth Bale was delighted after their 7-1 thrashing of Deportivo La Coruna.

However, Zinedine Zidane's men gave a class act this time as they scored seven times without reply.

Luka Modric then joined in the scoring party before Cristiano Ronaldo added his own pair of goals.

Loses to Barcelona and Villarreal either side of the mid-season break contributed to leaving Madrid fourth and 19 points off the pace in the title race, and further woes awaited when Adrian Lopez capitalised on slack defending to net a 23rd-minute opener.

Los Blancos have won back-to-back Champions League trophies but now lie 19 points behind runaway league leaders Barcelona, albeit do have a game in hand on their rivals.

The Portugal worldwide left the field with blood streaming down his face after being caught by defender Fabian Schar as he dived to head home Real's sixth goal at the Bernabeu Stadium.

It's not something that happens very often so we are happy about it. Barcelona is at the top with 54 points in the ranking.

Looking like a prize-fighter rather than a prize-winning forward, Ronaldo was led from the field by Madrid's doctor and borrowed a phone that seemingly belonged to the medic to inspect the damage - surely an act more concerned with surgery than selfies.

"He has got a wound and I think he's been given two or three stitches", said the Frenchman after the win.

Bale extended the advantage just before the hour, heading home a Toni Kroos corner.

Instead of a nervous performance, Madrid walked out with swagger, and the result was a five-goal glut in the second half.

Gareth Bale celebrates after scoring a goal for Real Madrid against Depor.

However, Madrid fans would soon breathe easy, after Nacho equalized in the first half and Bale put Madrid ahead after the break.

Real Sociedad, in 15th place, has lost three in a row.

Earlier, Joseba Zaldua scored a last-minute equaliser as Leganes came back from two goals down to draw 2-2 at Alaves.