Ronaldo scores hat-trick in Madrid derby

simple_mind Nov 19, 2016 0



Cristiano Ronaldo’s 39th career hat-trick gave Real Madrid a derby win over city rivals Atletico which increased their lead at the top of La Liga.

The Portugal forward opened the scoring with a deflected free-kick which wrong-footed Atletico goalkeeper Jan Oblak.

Ronaldo added a second from the penalty spot before he completed his treble when he tapped in Gareth Bale’s cross.

Real now have a four-point lead over second-placed Barcelona who were held to a goalless draw by Malaga earlier.

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Ronaldo has scored eight La Liga goals for the European champions this season, to draw level with Barcelona duo Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez.

The 31-year-old’s treble also saw him go one goal of clear of legendary Real forward Alfredo Di Stefano’s individual total of 18 goals in the Madrid derby.

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