Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick today in Real Madrid’s 4-2 win over Villarreal, in what was a stunning match between two talented, attack-orientated sides.
Ronaldo has now scored four hat-tricks this season. The Portugese forward has 22 league goals for Real Madrid this season. He also has 31 goals in all competitions.
But our salutations go out to the world’s most expensive footballer for two main reasons.
Firstly, for the sheer determination he showed to drag his side, who were being outplayed by Villarreal, from behind to take all three points (Ronaldo also set up the Madrid fourth, scored by Kaka).
And Secondly, because the former Manchester United man has now scored a truly sensational 64 goals in 62 appearances for Los Blancos.
In the words of Andy Gray: “Take a bow son, take a bow.”