‘Saint’ Iker Casillas lives up to his nickname

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While he watched his Real Madrid colleagues put nine passed Granada at the weekend Iker Casillas, aptly referred to as ‘Saint Iker,’ lived up to his billing by giving a young fan his shirt at half-time.

A wayward strike by Granada forward Ruben Rochina, a rare foray into the Real Madrid half, appeared to strike the fan.

Casillas quickly alerted medical staff who rushed to see if the young boy had been injured. Better news was to come, however, as Casillas wandered over to hand him his shirt at half-time – pretty good compensation.

Iker to the rescue

Casillas hasn’t been the big favourite among supporters he once was at Madrid of late, but this incident is a reminder of why he’ll always have a place in their hearts.

The young fan was quick to sport his new jersey, clearly delighted to have been given the support of one of his heroes.

Ronaldo scores five in nine-goal success

Real Madrid were rather more successful on an attacking front, with Cristiano Ronaldo scoring a blistering eight minute hat-trick during the first half.

Ronaldo ended up with five goals, Karim Benzema grabbed two, while Gareth Bale went some way to restoring fans’ support notching his 17th goal of the campaign with Diego Mainz’s own goal completing the route.

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