Cristiano Ronaldo’s one-man show continued last night, with the former Manchester United attacker bagging an impressive hat-trick against Celta Vigo in Real Madrid’s 3-0 win; a win which maintained the Spanish giant’s four-point gap from Atletico Madrid at the top of table.
Los Blancos main man added two more milestones to his ever growing honours list. Firstly, the Portuguese international became the quickest player in La Liga history to reach the 200-goal mark, reaching his double-ton in just 178 games. However, the 29-year-old’s most remarkable stat came when he rolled home his third goal of the evening, making it the former Sporting Lisbon ace’s 23rd hat-trick in the top flight of Spanish football, and a league record.
Ronaldo, who is hotly tipped to retain his Ballon d’Or crown, continues to make the £80million spent by Real Madrid in 2009 to sign him for Manchester United worth every penny.
Carlo Ancelotti’s victory over Celta Vigo means Real Madrid have now won 18 games in a row.