After Lionel Messi scored his fifth hat trick of the season, in Barcelona's 4-1 win at Malaga, to up his La Liga scoring total to 22, Real Madrid's Cristiano
Ronaldo scored two penalty kicks in Real Madrid's 4-1 win over 10-man Athletic Bilbao to remain the Pichichi race leader with 23 goals.
Real Madrid remains five points ahead of Barcelona in the standings.
Messi scored his first on a header and his second two after solo runs. (Messi's third goal came after he received the ball just inside the Malaga half: VIDEO)