Gonzalo Higuain completed his century of Real Madrid goals as they kept up their grip on top spot in the Primera Division last night.

Real's Gonzalo Higuain (right) and Cristiano Ronaldo celebrate
a goal against Osasuna. PIC/AFP

The Argentine scored twice in his side's 5-1 win at Osasuna, taking his tally for the club to 101 since signing from River Plate in 2006.

A Cristiano Ronaldo brace and a Karim Benzema screamer completed the rout for Real, who maintained their six-point lead over bitter rivals Barcelona who stayed in touch with a 2-0 win over Athletic Bilbao, a match which saw fellow free-scorer Lionel Messi grab his 36th league goal.

Juan Francisco 'Nino' scored for Osasuna. On a day of landmarks, Real also recorded their 1,500th victory in La Liga and reached 100 league goals for the season.