Suarez nets hat trick as Barca rally; Ronaldo brace lifts Real Madrid

Forward Gareth Bale is said to be on his way out of Real Madrid according to reports in Spain

Forward Gareth Bale is said to be on his way out of Real Madrid according to reports in Spain

Ronaldo opened the scoring just before half-time after being teed up by a superb backheel from Benzema.

They are seven points from Atletico Madrid in second and with Diego Simeone's side facing a hard trip to Sevilla on Sunday, Real have the opportunity to put further pressure on their local rivals.

Real Madrid: Keylor Navas (7 out of 10), Dani Carvajal (7), Raphael Varane (7), Nacho Fernandez (6), Theo Hernandez (6), Lucas Vazquez (8), Casemiro (7), Mateo Kovacic (6), Gareth Bale (7), Karim Benzema (8), Cristiano Ronaldo (8).

Another Ronaldo hat-trick looked there for the taking when Bale was scythed down in the area by Rodrigo Ely late on.

Besides scoring and generating a penalty, the Wales global went close to a second goal in the 54th when he curled a long strike that grazed the top of the bar.

"It is an impressive tally to have scored 26 goals in six games".

With senior stars Sergio Ramos, Luka Modric, Toni Kroos and Marcelo among those missing, Real boss Zinedine Zidane was forced to give his youngsters another chance to impress.

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The Frenchman was then handed the responsibility of dispatching a penalty won by Gareth Bale in the dying moments of the game, and Benzema effortlessly found the back of the net to end a fabulous performance - One that is bound to boost his confidence ahead of the last stretch of the season. "I am happy for all of it - another four goals, a clean sheet, all that we did".

Ronaldo netted twice and his partners in attack added a goal each to record a fourth straight win for Madrid in the Spanish league.

Up top, Zidane will bring back Cristiano Ronaldo after giving the Portuguese talisman a break in the midweek.

Benzema's goal also mean the famous "BBC" partnership up front all got on the score sheet in a game for the first time since April 2016.

"We are at our best and we will try to get the three points", winger Ibai Gomez told the official Alaves website.

"It's been a good day for him to play on the left".

It beat Paris Saint-Germain 3-1 in the first leg of their round-of-16 tie last week.

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