FRANKFURT: Thomas Muller scored a hat-trick as Bayern Munich thrashed Eintracht Frankfurt to go seven points clear at the top of the Bundesliga.
Muller converted Franck Ribery’s cross to give the unbeaten champions a half-time lead, then rounded off a counter-attack to make it 2-0.
He raced clear to complete his treble before substitute Xherdan Shaqiri late close-range effort completed the rout.
Bayern have now won six of their past seven league games.
Their closest rivals, Wolfsburg and Borussia Monchengladbach, both play on Sunday.
Schalke suffered a surprise 2-0 defeat at Freiburg, Bayer Leverkusen drew 0-0 with Mainz, Augsburg beat promoted Paderborn 3-0 and Koln won 4-3 at Hoffenheim.
In Spain goals for Bale and Ronaldo as leadedrs Real Madrid thrashed Rayo 5-1 while Neymar and Jordi Alba score the goals as Barcelona won 2-1 at Almeria.