• FT

    Real Madrid

    5

    R Sociedad

    1

  • FT

    Getafe

    1

    Elche

    1

  • FT

    Athletic

    2

    Levante

    1

  • FT

    Celta Vigo

    0

    Rayo

    2

SPANISH PRIMERA DIVISIÓN

Santiago Bernabeu, Spain

Attendance: 77427

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Real Madrid

  • Cristiano Ronaldo 12'
  • Karim Benzema 18'
  • Cristiano Ronaldo 26' PEN
  • Sami Khedira 36'
  • Cristiano Ronaldo 76'

5 - 1

FT

Real Sociedad

  • Antoine Griezmann 61'

Ronaldo nets another hat trick

Cristiano Ronaldo notched his second successive hat-trick at the Bernabeu as Real Sociedad became the latest side to be put to the sword by Real Madrid's expensively-assembled forwards in a 5-1 mauling.

- Rigg: Ronaldo stars; Benzema earns ovation

Ronaldo struck three in the 7-3 victory over Sevilla last week, and the Portugal superstar repeated the feat against Sociedad with strikes in the 12th, 27th and 76th minutes to take his league tally to 16 for the season.

The 28-year-old also set up Madrid's second for Karim Benzema in the 18th minute, while Gareth Bale's pass helped Sami Khedira make it 4-0 in the 36th.

The attacking trident of Ronaldo, Benzema and Bale, who cost a combined total of around 200 million pounds, have notched 16 of the 17 goals Madrid have scored in their last four matches, the other being Khedira's strike, while they also boast a host of assists between them.

However, the Spanish giants' defence was breached yet again as Sociedad pulled a 61st-minute goal back through Antoine Griezmann, and Carlo Ancelotti's men have only kept three clean sheets in 17 competitive matches this season.

That Griezmann strike mattered little, though, and the win sees Madrid move to within three points of leaders Barcelona and two of second-placed Atletico Madrid, although the top two still have to play this weekend.

Ronaldo was unlucky not to open the scoring in the seventh minute when his 25-yard strike hit the bar, but he did not have to wait much longer to celebrate his first as he pulled down Benzema's deep cross before drilling a shot passed Claudio Bravo.

Ronaldo then returned the favour six minutes later with a pull-back to Benzema that the France international side-footed past Bravo to make it 2-0.

It was 3-0 nine minutes later when Ronaldo won a penalty when his low shot went through Markel Bergara's legs and hit the defender's trailing arm. It was tough on Bergara, but Ronaldo was not about to waste the chance as he dinked home his second from the spot.

The game was as good as over for Sociedad at that point, but the agony was not and Bale set up Khedira to rifle home Madrid's fourth from the edge of the box.

The hosts continued to push for more goals, but it was the visitors who netted next when Griezmann neatly lobbed home a through-ball from Carlos Vela.

That was as good as it got for Sociedad, though, and Ronaldo completed the scoring with a 25-yard free-kick.

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Scoring Summary

  • Real Madrid
  • Real Sociedad

Match Stats

  • Real Madrid
  • Real Sociedad
17(8) Shots (on goal) 9(3)
16 Fouls 9
2 Corner kicks 7
4 Offsides 2
56% Time of Possession 44%
2 Yellow Cards 1
0 Red Cards 0
2 Saves 3

Teams

  • Real Madrid
  • Real Sociedad
Substitutes
Substitutions
Yellow Cards
Pepe (29')
Álvaro Arbeloa (53')