Ronaldo never stops scoring… does he? This could be the reason Florentino Perez has reportedly refused to sell him to Man United despite reports linking him to his former club in the upcoming transfer window. The player’s hat-trick contributed to Real’s biggest ever away win in La Liga (8-2) over Deportivo on Saturday.

Gone were the days Deportivo were in the top four of the La Liga, and major forces in both Spanish and European football. These days, their history runs the risk of being completely underwritten!

And speaking of big scorelines, even Barcelona refused to be undermined by their rivals as they thrashed Levante 5-0 last night. Is this worrying for Spanish football? If this trend continues, the lack of competitiveness in the La Liga leaves a lot to be desired. How does a league grow from here?