Real Madrid lead the standings with 48 points, one more than Barcelona and four clear of champions Atletico Madrid.
Ronaldo was unable to make an impact against Cordoba and he lashed out with his hand against Jose Crespo.
In an action-packed evening at La Liga, Ronaldo was sent off while Messi scored in Barca’s 6-0 rout of Elche.
Barcelona seized control of their King’s Cup quarter-final tie against Atletico Madrid with 1-0 first leg win.
Ronaldo brace and Messi hat-trick keep La Liga contenders Real Madrid and Barcelona 1-2.
Real Madrid moved four points clear at the top of La Liga before Messi’s hat-tricf pulled Barca back within 1 point.
The president spoke after Messi said at Ballon d’Or gala “I am not sure where I will be next year.”
Atletico have already defeated Ancelotti’s side thrice this season.
On Sunday, Messi told Barcelona’s in-house TV channel that he had no intention of leaving.
Lionel Messi scored one goal and set up two more in a 3-1 win over Atletico Madrid.
The victory stretched Real’s lead over second-placed Barcelona at the top to four points.
Raul Garcia converted a 57th minute penalty before Jose Gimenez headed Atletico’s 2nd goal in 76th.
Barcelona lost at Real Sociedad in the league on Sunday. Messi only played the second half of the match.
Ronaldo put Real in front with a penalty in the 13th minute to register his 26th goal of the season.
Atletico are third and level on 38 points with Barcelona and just one point short of leaders Real Madrid.
Sami Khedira, Media reports have speculated, could move to Bayern Munich including several English clubs like Arsenal.
Torres moved to AC Milan on a two-year loan deal in August but the switch hasn’t helped him rediscover his form.
Griezmann netted a second-half hat-trick to help Atletico roar back for a 4-1 win at Athletic Bilbao.
The Uruguayan scored his first goal in La Liga when he slotted the ball home from a Pedro pass.
Ronaldo turned home crosses from Benzema and Carvajal to take his La Liga tally to 25 goals this season.
Cristiano Ronaldo converted the crosses from Benzema and Carvajal to take his goal tally to 25 in La Liga.
Suarez was unhappy about the 8-match ban he received at Liverpool for racially abusing United’s Patrice Evra.
Messi produced his tour de force just a day after Ronaldo scored a La Liga record 23rd hat-trick.
Ronaldo’s 23rd career hat trick in La Liga gave him one more treble than Alfredo Di Stefano and Telmo Zarra.
The match was marred as Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi was hit by a bottle while goal celebrations.
Malaga win helped Real surpass their previous best of 15 successive wins in all competitions set in 1960-61 and 2011-12.
Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti said he felt like he was dreaming after watching his team secure a record 16th win.
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Ronaldo is the first player to reach 20 goals in the opening 12 rounds of La Liga.
Playing in his 289th league game, Messi first equaled Zarra’s record in 21st minute and then beat it in 72nd.
Messi surpassed Bilbao great Telmo Zarra’s milestone of 251 goals that had stood untouched since 1955.
In Moyes 51 matches in charge at Old Trafford, Manchester United won 27, drew nine and lost 15 in all competitions.
Luis Suarez impressed in Barca jersey while Gareth Bale did his part to the perfection.
Madrid rose 2 points ahead of Barca, which can recover top spot in standings with a win over Celta Vigo.
The local media has stepped up pressure on Bale, criticising the Welshman for not helping out more in defence.
Varane converted two corners as a second-string Real Madrid began the defence of their King’s Cup with a win.