Ronaldo Brace Sees Real Maintain Top Spot

"We can't control these things and just have to hang in there".

Real Madrid's sixth straight LaLiga win took them six points clear at the top of the table on Saturday night.

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The win saw Madrid extend their unbeaten streak across all competitions to 31 matches, the joint second-longest spell without a defeat in the club's history.

However, the great debate Real Madrid's fans have is who should be the center-forward on Zidane's line up, the best scorer now the French Manager has in his squad is Cristiano Ronaldo. Third-place Barcelona plays on Sunday at fifth-place Real Sociedad to try to get back within four points of Madrid before their clasico next week at Camp Nou. It hosts a struggling Sporting Gijon side that hasn't won in nine rounds and has won only three times in 42 league matches at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium.

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo silenced the doubters who were writing him off at the start of the season by moving to the top of La Liga's scoring chart with two goals on Saturday.

Gijon did manage to get the goal their play deserved on 35 minutes, as after Luka Modric gave the ball away in his own half Isma Lopez and Carmona combined, with the latter providing a neat right-foot finish.

Sevilla leapfrogged Barca into second with a 2-1 win over relegation-threatened Valencia.

On Cop's penalty miss, he added: "He has scored two penalties for us before".

It isn't the first record that Ronaldo has broken this campaign either, having recently become the highest ever scorer in Madrid derbies after netting a hat trick against Atletico Madrid last week. "I don't think it is true that he never plays and I don't agree that he hasn't had chances".

Pablo Piatti scored twice as Espanyol upped the pace to claim their first home with of the season with a 3-0 victory over Leganes.

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