Real Madrid scored four goals in the final 11 minutes of the opening half, then eased off in taking a 5-0 victory over Valencia in a La Liga game Sunday.

Gonzalo Higuain scored in the ninth minute and Angel Di Maria and Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice in the first half as Real Madrid took a five-goal lead. Di Maria's 34th-minute scored made it 2-0. Ronaldo scored in the 36th minute, Di Maria in the 41st, and Ronaldo in the 45th.