Atletico Madrid 0 – 3 Real Madrid as Ronaldo scores hattrick to dis-mental Atletico to stretch lead at top of table, Real Madrid took on Atletico Madrid in the local derby in what promised to be a massive game for Los Blancos who could extend their lead at top of the table after Barcelona were held to 0-0 draw by Malaga. Madrid started the game in superb form taking the game to Atletico and finally broke the deadlock where Ronaldo’s freekick took a deflection and found a way past Oblack goal. Afterwards Madrid played better and looked more dangerous of the two but Atletico were always in the game.
Cristiano Ronaldo has scored more direct free-kick goals than any other current La Liga player
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 Malagaearlier. 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.
Atlético Madrid 0 – 3 Real Madrid Spanish La Liga Match Highlights
- 23′ 0 – 1 Cristiano Ronaldo scored in just 23rd minute of the game after his fiercely taken freekick got a deflection and found a way into the back of the net.
- 71′ 0 – 2 Cristiano Ronaldo Scored a second goal at a very critical time of the game from the penalty spot before he completed his treble when he tapped in Gareth Bale’s cross.
77′ 0 – 3 [Penalty] Cristiano Ronaldo and still counting he completes his hattrick with an outstanding penalty shoot.
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