Real Madrid vice-president Miguel Pardeza was full of praise for Gonzalo Higuain after victory over Espanyol.

Higuain struck a hat-trick in the 4-0 romp.

Pardeza said: "He had a great game. He's a great forward, powerful and strong. We are pleased and we are satisfied with all our players."

On Kaka he added: "He's had physical problems this year and fortunately does not have them now and is giving a great performance. He's playing as we expected."