Much has been made of Madrid's lack of goals under new coach Jose Mourinho, with just nine scored in their opening seven competitive games, but the floodgates were smashed open on Sunday.
Depor, whose only goals in their last six league games stretching back to last season came from two Andres Guardado penalties against Getafe, pulled one back in the 78th minute through Juan Rodriguez but they were already 5-0 down at that point and well beaten.
"We are not the best team in the world yet for having beaten Depor 6-1," Mourinho declared. "We are under construction and neither the result nor the applause of the fans makes me think our work is done.
"The work continues. I am very calm. We have a lot to do and a lot of work. I have the confidence of my president and I have the confidence of the board."