Cristiano Ronaldo’s hat-trick and Gareth Bale’s brace helped Real Madrid thrash Deportivo La Coruna in La Liga.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s hat-trick and Gareth Bale’s
brace helped Real Madrid thrash Deportivo La
Coruna in La Liga.
Portugal forward Ronaldo struck either side of
odriguez’s stunning goal to put Real 3-0
Haris Medunjanin scored a penalty for Deportivo
six minutes into the second half before Bale
Ronaldo then completed this hat-trick, and there
was still time for Deportivo’s Jose Verdu Toche to
score before Javier Hernandez’s late double.
Real had beaten Swiss side Basel 5-1 in the
Champions League during the week, but had
underperformed in La Liga so far this season.
Carlo Ancelotti’s side lost 4-2 to Real Sociedad and
2-1 to champions Atletico Madrid in their previous
But the hosts were no match for the expensively-
assembled side at the Riazor, and were brushed
aside as Real scored eight goals in an away match
in La Liga for the first time.
Ronaldo, linked with a return to former club
Manchester United recently, put Real ahead with
a 29th-minute header before Colombia forward
Rodriguez curled home a superb effort home
Deportivo goalkeeper German Lux made a
mistake just before the interval which allowed
Ronaldo to score a simple third.
Medunjanin pulled a goal back for Deportivo from
the penalty spot in the 50th minute after the
referee ruled Sergio Ramos had handled in the
area before Bale squeezed a low shot in off the
far post in the 66th.
The Wales forward notched his second 16
minutes from time when he ran on to a pass from
substitute Isco and clipped the ball over Lux into
the far corner.
Ronaldo completed his hat-trick four minutes
later, Toche headed a second for the hosts in the
84th and Hernandez, who joined on loan from
Manchester United on deadline day, came off the
bench and scored a quickfire double.
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