5-1: Cristiano Ronaldo hits four as Real Madrid thrash Elche
Bale scored the remaining Whites goal against Elche, who took the lead but had no answer to a team on fire.
Fixtures played 42
Wins Real Madrid 27
Wins Elche 6
Goals Real Madrid 108
Goals Elche 38
Illarramendi's first La Liga goal, a cracker by Bale and an Isco effort gave Real Madrid all three points. Now the team can focus on the first leg of their Champions League Round of 16 clash against Schalke 04.
The Whites, who had picked up four wins and were unbeaten in the league before this match, got all three points thanks to two goals from the Portuguese striker just three days ahead of the Madrid derby against Atlético.