Cristiano Ronaldo silences his critics and performed his 39th career hat- trick and gave Real Madrid a derby win over Atletico, solidifying their position at the top of La liga.

Ronaldo opened the scoring with a deflected free-kick,  a second from the penalty spot, and a the third from Gareth Bale’s cross.

Real still sits at the top of La liga standings, and now a have a four-point lead over second-placed Barcelona, who were held to a goalled draw with Malaga earlier.

Ronaldo showed his best performance of the season, he certainly shows no sign of slowing down.