Real Madrid returned to the summit of the La Liga table with a resounding 4-1 victory over Villarreal at the Bernabeu.

Iran PressEurope: Madrid produced an impressive performance, despite David Alaba being forced off through a knee injury in the first half, to sweep aside Villarreal and move a point above previous leaders Girona – who face Alaves on Monday.

Jude Bellingham netted the opener, heading beyond Filip Jorgensen to score his 17th goal of the season before Rodrygo doubled their lead, slamming home from a corner.

Jose Luis Morales threatened a comeback with a goal nine minutes after half-time, but the hosts hit back with a quick-fire double, beginning with a stunning solo effort by Brahim Diaz, with Luka Modric rounding off the scoring four minutes later.


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