Five first half goals for Real Madrid saw them beat Sevilla 5-0 on Saturday afternoon at Santiago Bernabeu.
Having won the Ballon d’Or in midweek, Cristiano Ronaldo was heralded before the game on Saturday and he celebrated his fifth honour in style, scoring twice as Zinedine Zidane’s side eased to a win over Sevilla.
Eduardo Berizzo’s side were expected to cause Madrid a problem but a dire first half saw them go behind and fail to comeback.
Nacho opened the scoring from close range after, before Ronaldo doubled his tally for the season, converting Marco Asensio’s through ball and then grabbing one from the penalty spot.
German midfielder Toni Kroos finished off a superb team move to make it 4-0, before young full-back Achraf Hakimi secured a fifth heading into the break.
The second half was largely un-entertaining as the hosts laboured through and protected their lead.
The win for Zidane’s men sets them up their upcoming Club World Cup campaign next week, before they face Barcelona in the final game before the winter break.
Elsewhere, Valencia got themselves back to winning ways thanks to goals from Simone Zaza and Dani Parejo, beating Celta Vigo 2-1 with Iago Aspas scoring for the visitors.
League leaders Barcelona travel to Villarreal on Sunday evening.