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Ronaldo scores 50th career hattrick in Girona win



Portugal and Real Madrid star, Cristiano Ronaldo scored the 50th hat-trick of his career as Madrid beat Girona 6-3 at the Bernabeu on Sunday night to go third in La Liga.

Ronaldo converted Toni Kroos’ pass to open the scoring, but his effort was shortly cancelled out by Cristhian Stuani’s header.

Ronaldo again helped the home side regain the lead with a powerful strike before setting up Lucas Vazquez for the third goal, and then completing his hat-trick.

Read also: Messi scores as Barcelona beat Bilbao to maintain unbeaten run

Stuani headed in Girona’s second, Gareth Bale scored Real’s fifth, Juanpe pulled one back but Ronaldo got his fourth and Real’s sixth in injury time.

The result takes Real, Spanish champions last season, above Valencia but they are still four points behind city rivals Atletico, who fell to a surprise 2-1 loss at Villarreal.

Meanwhile, Real are still 15 points behind leaders Barcelona, who won 2-0 at home to Athletic Bilbao earlier on Sunday.


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