Marco Asensio scored his first hat-trick for Real Madrid on Wednesday against Mallorca, his boyhood club, as Madrid cruised to a 6-1 win to go top of La Liga.
Vinicius Junior scored twice as Real Madrid made Liverpool pay for more defensive errors, a 3-1 win putting them in sight of the Champions League semi-finals.
A patched-up Real Madrid began a crucial week by beating Eibar 2-0 on Saturday to increase the pressure on Atletico Madrid at the top of La Liga.
Goals from Karim Benzema, Sergio Ramos and Marco Asensio saw Real Madrid beat Atalanta 3-1 to win the tie 4-1 on aggregate and qualify for the Champions League last eight.
La Liga: Real Madrid failed to end their year with a win after 1-1 draw at Elche, while Atletico Madrid beat Getafe 1-0 to extend their lead at the top.
Real Madrid registered an impressive victory over Valencia that reduces their deficit to two points behind Barcelona, who play away at Sevilla on Friday.
Real Madrid have taken maximum points from their opening 3 fixtures in contrast to the same point last season when they were already 5 behind Barcelona.
Marco Asensio entered the game at the start of the second half and scored less than two minutes in before adding another in the 56th minute.