Cristiano Ronaldo fired a stunning hat-trick in the space of ten minutes to help Real Madrid blow away sorry Getafe 4-0 in La Liga.
After an uninspired first half, Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos, at the centre of much unwanted attention this week amid rumours he and Iker Cassillas issued an ultimatum over manager Jose Mourinho’s future at the Bernabeu, got the first goal of the game.
With the deadlock broken Ronaldo took centre-stage to score the ‘perfect hat-trick’; one each with his left foot, right foot and head.
The Portuguese forward scored his first goal on 62 minutes, rounding off a swift counter-attack, before he nodded home from Angel di Maria’s cross three minutes later.
The final flourish came from the penalty spot after Luka Modric was hauled down in the area.
Ronaldo’s goals mean he now has 179 goals in 175 games for Real Madrid since he joined the Spanish club in 2009. It also means he has scored a hat-trick once every 9.2 games for Los Blancos.
Despite the former Manchester United man’s stellar recent performances, they look likely to be in vain; Jose Mourinho’s side could be back to being 15 points behind Barcelona at the top of La Liga if the Catalan club beat Osasuna tonight.
Ronaldo will have the opportunity to show his former side just what they are missing when Real Madrid take on Manchester United in the Champions League next month.
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