Hernandez scores 2 in Madrid's 8-2 win

(AP Photo/Jon Super, File)

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat trick and Gareth Bale and Javier Hernandez added braces as Real Madrid rolled past Deportivo La Coruna 8-2 to emphatically end its two-game losing skid in the Spanish league on Saturday.

After Madrid romped, defending champion Atletico Madrid slipped to a 2-2 draw with Celta Vigo, while Granada quietly rose into a provisional share of second place with Atletico after a 1-0 win at Athletic Bilbao.

Atletico and Granada are one point behind Barcelona before the leader visits Levante on Sunday.

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