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Four-goal Ronaldo keeps Madrid alive

Published: Saturday 7 May 2011, 23.53CET
Cristiano Ronaldo scored four goals as Real Madrid CF completed a 6-2 demolition of Sevilla FC, while Club Atlético de Madrid were stunned by a 3-0 defeat at the hands of Málaga CF.
Four-goal Ronaldo keeps Madrid alive
Cristiano Ronaldo (centre) is mobbed after scoring his second four-goal salvo of the season ©Getty Images
Published: Saturday 7 May 2011, 23.53CET

Four-goal Ronaldo keeps Madrid alive

Cristiano Ronaldo scored four goals as Real Madrid CF completed a 6-2 demolition of Sevilla FC, while Club Atlético de Madrid were stunned by a 3-0 defeat at the hands of Málaga CF.

Cristiano Ronaldo scored four goals as Real Madrid CF ensured the Liga title race would not be decided this weekend with a resounding 6-2 victory against Sevilla FC.

Defeat for Madrid would have given FC Barcelona the opportunity to retain the league title against RCD Espanyol on Sunday, but that scenario never looked likely once the defeated UEFA Champions League semi-finalists raced into a 3-0 half-time lead.

Goals by Sergio Ramos and Kaká sandwiched Ronaldo's first strike before the Portuguese international terrorised Sevilla's defence with three more after the break, taking his seasonal tally for Madrid to 46 for the campaign. The Merengues lie five points behind Barcelona, while Sevilla are down to sixth place.

Three of the 30 goals that flowed in the Spanish top flight came at the Vicente Calderón, where José Rondón, Júlio Baptista and Enzo Maresca gave Málaga CF's survival propects a huge shot in the arm. Manuel Pellegrini's side leapt from fourth-last to 12th while fallen opponents Club Atlético de Madrid remain seventh.

Valencia CF strengthened their grip on third place with a 3-0 defeat of Real Sociedad de Fútbol. Roberto Soldado was twice on target against a Sociedad side that lie just three points from safety with three matches to go. Fortunately for Martín Lasarte's side, there are six sides worse off, including Getafe CF, who are a point back despite their 2-0 success against now relegated UD Almería. View all the results and the Liga table below.

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Results

Spanish Liga 2010/11

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 28/06/2011 14:49 CET

07/05/2011

SevillaSevilla2-6Real MadridReal Madrid

Negredo 61, 84

Sergio Ramos 21, Kaká 42, Cristiano Ronaldo 31, 65, 70, 75

Venue: Sevilla

07/05/2011

AtléticoAtlético0-3MálagaMálaga

Rondón 29, Baptista 35, Maresca 84

Venue: Madrid

07/05/2011

HérculesHércules2-3RacingRacing

Sendoa 40, Tiago Gomes 43

Dos Santos 14, 41, Henrique 45+1

Venue: Alicante

07/05/2011

ValenciaValencia3-0Real SociedadReal Sociedad

Jonas 25, Soldado 16, 37

Venue: Valencia

07/05/2011

GetafeGetafe2-0AlmeríaAlmería

Adrián Colunga 5, Ríos 52

Venue: Madrid

07/05/2011

Sporting GijónSporting Gijón2-2DeportivoDeportivo

Ayoze 35 (p), Barral 90+6 (p)

Adrián López 9, 40

Venue: Gijon

07/05/2011

AthleticAthletic3-2LevanteLevante

Toquero 30, David López 47 (p), Llorente 63

Stuani 77, Nano 85

Venue: Bilbao

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