Madrid: Dudek (Jesús 77'); Sergio Ramos,
Pepe, Raúl Albiol, Arbeloa; Xabi Alonso; Özil, Kaká (Granero
60'), Cristiano Ronaldo; Adebayor, Benzema (Joselu 84'). 4-1-3-2.
Almería: Esteban; Juanma Ortíz, Carlos García, Marcelo Silva, Luna; Pellerano (José Ortíz 81'), Bernadello; Piatti, Corona, Crusat (Vargas 60'); Kalu Uche (Goitom 81'). 4-2-3-1.
1-0. 04. Ronaldo. On far post after Sergio Ramos headed across Alonso free kick.
2-0. 31. Adebayor. Ran on to Özil through ball and struck shot low past Esteban.
2-1. 32. Kalu Uche. Slid ball in on far post after Pepe deflected Crusat cross to him.
3-1. 47. Benzema. Picked up ball outside area and battled through to beat keeper.
4-1. 51. Adebayor. Fired shot past Esteban after Ronaldo shot came back off post.
5-1. 63. Benzema. Steered shot past keeper after Ronaldo crossed in from right.
6-1. 72. Adebayor. Far post tap-in after Bernadello headed back Granero corner.
7-1. 77. Ronaldo. Picked up ball on right and struck angled shot wide of Esteban.
8-1. 87. Joselu. Got on the end of Ronaldo centre to fire shot in from far post.
Yellow cards: Xabi Alonso 49', Juanma Ortíz 64'.
Real Madrid's only objective against the already relegated Almería was to score as many goals as possible, and they sailed past the hundred mark for the season as they rattled up an 8-1 win. Cristiano Ronaldo himself was keen to lay to rest any doubt about whether he had beaten the league record of Zarra and Hugo Sánchez (see our Pichichi section for details), and with only four minutes gone he opened the scoring after Ramos headed over a Xabi Alonso free kick. Özil set up Adebayor for a second on the half hour mark, but Kalu Uche got one back a minute later, and Corona almost equalised when he headed against the post immediately after the restart. After that though the floodgates opened, Benzema scoring two, Adebayor completing a hat-trick, Ronaldo scoring again, and then B team youngster Joselu making it 102 for the current campaign. In almost every other season that would have won them the title, but this year once again they have been thwarted by a Barcelona side who many are now saying are the best team ever to walk this planet.