Real win, Napoli join Juve, Marseille humbled

Updated: September 30, 2012

Cristiano Ronaldo hit a hat-trick as Real Madrid kept the heat on leaders Barcelona with a 5-1 thrashing of Deportivo.

It was a performance that came at the right time for Mourinho, especially considering next weeks confrontation against Barcelona.

Valladolid demolished Rayo Valladolid 6-1, Osasuna made easy work of Levante with a 4-0 victory while Granada came out on top 2-1 against Celta Vigo.

Marseille had begun the season with 6 wins from 6 and were expected to extend that run today against Valenciennes.The result went the other way in spectacular fashion as Marseille went down 4-1.

In Italy, Cavani scored a penalty to give Napoli the win away against Sampdoria, putting then second but level on points with Juve.

In the Premiership, Darren Bent came off the bench to rescue a point for Aston Villa in their 1-1 Premier League draw at home to Midlands rivals West Bromwich Albion.