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Ronaldo Hat-trick Take Him To 200 League Goals

Madrid: Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick on Saturday night to give Real Madrid a comfortable 3-0 win at home to Celta Vigo. Not only does Ronaldo’ s hat-trick assure his
08 Dec 2014 11:37
Ronaldo Hat-trick Take Him To 200 League Goals

Madrid: Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick on Saturday night to give Real Madrid a comfortable 3-0 win at home to Celta Vigo.

Not only does Ronaldo’ s hat-trick assure his side will remain top of the BBVA Primera Liga, but it also saw him reach the milestone of 200 league goals for his club.

Ronaldo set the scene in the 17th minute when he sent a spectacular overhead kick just over the Celta crossbar and he forced a save from Celta keeper, Sergio Alvarez 10 minutes later as Real Madrid dominated possession.

James Rodriguez forced another save from the Celta goalkeeper before Madrid took the lead after 36 minutes when Ronaldo went down very easily in the Celta area after Jonny Castro brushed his arm.

Referee Undiano Mallenco pointed to the penalty spot and Ronaldo sent Alvarez the wrong way to net his 21st league goal of the season. The league leaders suffered a setback in the second-half when James was forced off with a calf injury, but Ronaldo assured the win after 65 minutes volleying home from the edge of the penalty area. Ronaldo’ s hat-trick came with 10 minutes left after Bale collected a loose ball before passing to Marcelo, whose cross left Ronaldo with a simple tap in.

The day kicked off with Atletico Madrid maintaining their title defence thanks to a comfortable 2-0 win away to relegation candidates Elche. Central defender Jose Gimenez opened the scoring while Mario Mandzukic doubled the lead for Diego Simeone’ s side against a rival favourites for relegation.

 

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