Real Madrid v Girona – Story of the match
Cristiano Ronaldo hit a 50th career hat-trick in a thumping win.
Cristiano Ronaldo continued his remarkable scoring streak with four goals as Real Madrid beat Girona 6-3.
The Portugal star hit a 50th career hat-trick and took his LaLiga goal tally to 22 for the season in another commanding performance at the Bernabeu.
Girona, who beat Real earlier this season, caused them plenty of problems again with Cristhian Stuani scoring twice.
But there was no stopping Ronaldo who has now hit an incredible 17 goals in his last eight appearances in all competitions.
Tweet of the match
50 - Cristiano Ronaldo has scored his 50th hat-trick in all competitions (club + country). Beast. pic.twitter.com/l7xlOzEFfe— OptaJose (@OptaJose) March 18, 2018
Star man – Cristiano Ronaldo
It would appear that reports of Ronaldo’s demise are somewhat premature. Four more goals and an assist for Lucas Vazquez proved once again that he remains Real’s main man.
Moment of the match
👊 WHAT. A. GOAL! @Cristiano put the finishing touch on a superb, intricate team move with a left-footed strike which hit the underside of the bar on its way in! @Benzema provided the assist!#RealMadrid 2-1 @GironaFC#RMLiga— Real Madrid C.F.🇺🇸🇬🇧 (@realmadriden) March 18, 2018
Ronaldo took Karim Benzema’s perfectly weighted pass in his stride and lashed it in off the underside of the crossbar to give Real the lead again.
Ronaldo has scored in each of his last eight games in all competitions. The Portugal superstar has hit 21 goals in his last 11 outings.
Real Madrid: Navas 6, Carvajal 4, Varane 6, Nacho 6, Marcelo 6, Kroos 8, Kovacic 6, Asensio 6, Vazquez 7, Benzema 7, Ronaldo 9. Subs: Bale (for Asensio, 70) 7, Modric (for Kovacic, 71) 6, Isco (for Benzema, 82) 6.
Girona: Bono 6, Bernardo 5, Ramalho 6, Juanpe 5, Maffeo 6, Mojica 7, Pons 6, Granell 6, Garcia 6, Portu 6, Stuani 8. Subs: Lozano (for Garcia, 69) 5, Benitez (for Maffeo, 83) 5.
Who’s up next?
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