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Higuain hits hat-trick as Real Madrid knock Valencia for six

Gonzalo Higuain is back with a bang after a hat-trick for Real Madrid in their 6-3 thrashing by Valencia.

Kaka also bagged a brace in the stunning victory.

Madrid - given a guard of honour by Valencia after their Copa del Rey win over Barcelona on Wednesday night - raced into a 4-0 lead at the break through Higuain (two), Karim Benzema and Kaka.

Further strikes from the Argentinian and the Brazilian in the second period, as well as three Valencia goals - scored by Roberto Soldado, Jonas Goncalves and Jordi Alba - finished a game that ensures the battle for the title continues for at least another two weeks.

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