Ronaldo hat-trick in Real Madrid 5-2 win
A Ronaldo hat trick helped Real Madrid secure a 5-2 win against Real Sociedad at the Santiago Bernabéu.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick in a 5-2 Real Madrid win against Real Sociedad, a warm up for their next match, the much anticipated Champions League tie with PSG.
In an exciting first half, Ronaldo helped Lucas Vazquez head home the opener and then scored himself from a Marcelo cross. Kroos struck next then Ronaldo headed one in from a Luka Modric corner.
The second half saw Real Sociedad get one back, but an inform on the day Ronaldo secured his hat trick from close range. Sociedad’s Illarramendi got a late consolation goal to end the match 5-2.
PSG would likely study this match before their CHampions League clash with Los Blancos. This match will be historic as it could be the defining moment that Neymar comes out of Ronaldo’s shadow to become the world’s no2 player. This season we have seen Neymar improve but also a declining Ronaldo. However, his hat trick today proves that you can never count the Portuguese player out.
Ronaldo has clocked up a massive 32 La Liga hat-tricks placing him at no1 in La Liga history. His rival Lionel Messi has 28 hat tricks, but is also some years younger than Ronaldo.