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Jude Bellingham scored twice as Real Madrid thumped surprise title challengers Girona to move five points clear at the top of La Liga.
A sensational long-range drive from Vinicius Jr gave Madrid an early lead at the Bernabeu.
Bellingham then scored his 19th goal of the season from a sublime Vinicius pass before converting from close range after half-time.
Rodrygo made it 4-0, before Joselu struck the post with a late penalty.
Bellingham has now scored more La Liga goals for Real Madrid than any other midfielder in a single season this century - but the England international's night ended on a sour note as he was forced off with an apparent ankle ligament injury.
He fell to the ground after colliding with Pablo Torre and was treated on the pitch for several minutes before gingerly getting to his feet.
Determined to continue, the 20-year-old struck his second of the game after Paulo Gazzaniga had saved Vinicius' initial effort, but he was too hurt to carry on and was replaced by Brahim Diaz moments later.
He was pictured on the Madrid bench with an ice pack strapped to his foot, but the fact he was able to add to his tally before making way for Diaz suggests the injury might not be as serious as first feared.
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- 23MendyBooked at 76minsSubstituted forGarcíaat 77'minutes
- 8KroosSubstituted forModricat 70'minutes
- 5BellinghamSubstituted forDíazat 57'minutes
- 11RodrygoSubstituted forJoseluat 70'minutes
- 7Vinícius JúniorSubstituted forGülerat 77'minutes
- 25Arrizabalaga Revuelta
- 20Bueno CoutoBooked at 68mins
- 15Ramírez LópezBooked at 21mins
- 23MartínSubstituted forSolísat 70'minutes
- 8TsygankovSubstituted forFernándezat 70'minutes
- 24Portugués ManzaneraSubstituted forTorreat 45'minutes
- 16Moreira de Oliveira
- 9DovbykSubstituted forStuaniat 70'minutes
- 1Martín Corral
Referee:Juan Martínez Munuera
Match ends, Real Madrid 4, Girona 0.
Second Half ends, Real Madrid 4, Girona 0.
Penalty missed! Still Real Madrid 4, Girona 0. Joselu (Real Madrid) hits the left post with a right footed shot.
Penalty Real Madrid. Arda Güler draws a foul in the penalty area.
Penalty conceded by Yan Couto (Girona) after a foul in the penalty area.
Attempt missed. Joselu (Real Madrid) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Lucas Vázquez with a cross.
Attempt missed. Yan Couto (Girona) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.
Foul by Brahim Díaz (Real Madrid).
Eric García (Girona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt missed. Brahim Díaz (Real Madrid) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.
Attempt missed. Fran García (Real Madrid) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Brahim Díaz following a fast break.
Foul by Fran García (Real Madrid).
Yan Couto (Girona) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Eduardo Camavinga (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Jhon Solís (Girona).
Fran García (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Yan Couto (Girona).
Substitution, Real Madrid. Fran García replaces Ferland Mendy.
Substitution, Real Madrid. Arda Güler replaces Vinícius Júnior.
Ferland Mendy (Real Madrid) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.