Real Madrid were recently increased the difference between them and 2nd placed Barcelona to 10 points, thanks to a Cristiano Ronaldo inspired 4 – 2 victory over Levante recently.

It was a game which Real saw as an important game to put even more breathing space between them and their rivals Barca, who had lost on the Saturday 3 – 2 to Osasuna. Levante took a shock lead after 5 minutes, but the Madridistas were not going to go down without a fight, and thanks to a Ronald hat trick, they claimed another comprehensive 3 points.

The goal that completed that Ronaldo’s hat trick was an exceptional goal, a fierce dipping shot that left the Levante goalkeeper helpless, a sight that Manchester United fans had grown accustomed to during his time at Old Trafford. With such a large gap between Madrid and Barca at this stage of the season, Mourinho’s men look to be well set for their first La Liga title since 2008.

Incredibly, despite the successful season Real have enjoyed so far, tensions are still thought to be running fairly high, with manager Mourinho being the subject of many rumours linking him to other managerial positions and of his disliking of the lifestyle as Real Madrid manager.

There have also been rumours that Mourinho has had heated disagreements with some of his key players such as Sergio Ramos, but the club has moved quickly to attempt to dismiss these rumours. Madrid appear to be well set for a hard earned league title, and with a good draw in the Champions League, there is every chance this could be Madrid’s big year, and Mourinho will continue his managerial dominance.