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Ronaldo hat-trick keeps Barcelona waiting

Published: Tuesday 10 May 2011, 23.55CET
Cristiano Ronaldo took his tally to seven in two matches after scoring a hat-trick in a 4-0 defeat of Getafe CF which denied FC Barcelona the Liga title for 24 hours at least.
Ronaldo hat-trick keeps Barcelona waiting
Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates with Pepe after opening the scoring against Getafe ©Getty Images
Published: Tuesday 10 May 2011, 23.55CET

Ronaldo hat-trick keeps Barcelona waiting

Cristiano Ronaldo took his tally to seven in two matches after scoring a hat-trick in a 4-0 defeat of Getafe CF which denied FC Barcelona the Liga title for 24 hours at least.

Cristiano Ronaldo hit a hat-trick in a 4-0 win against Getafe CF as Real Madrid CF ensured FC Barcelona were not crowned Liga champions without kicking a ball.

The Portugal forward, who scored four times in a 6-2 triumph at Sevilla FC on Saturday, rounded off another convincing victory for the Merengues with an added-time penalty − his 36th league goal this season. Karim Benzema was also on target for José Mourinho's men.

Failure for Madrid to defeat their neighbours would have sewn up the title for Barcelona, who will nonetheless retain the championship with a point against Levante UD on Wednesday.

Elsewhere, RC Deportivo La Coruña came from behind to defeat Athletic Club 2-1 and ease their relegation concerns, while Málaga CF leapfrogged opponents Real Sporting de Gijón into tenth with a 2-0 home win. Real Racing Club dented Club Atlético de Madrid's UEFA Europa League hopes with a 2-1 victory at El Sardinero.

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Results

Spanish Liga 2010/11

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

10/05/2011

Real MadridReal Madrid4-0GetafeGetafe

Benzema 77, Cristiano Ronaldo 24, 58, 90+2 (p)

Venue: Madrid

10/05/2011

MálagaMálaga2-0Sporting GijónSporting Gijón

Baptista 10, Eliseu 68

Venue: Malaga

10/05/2011

RacingRacing2-1AtléticoAtlético

Bakircioglü 38, Rosenberg 48

Mario Suárez 11

Venue: Santander

10/05/2011

DeportivoDeportivo2-1AthleticAthletic

Adrián López 22, Castillo 71 (o.g.)

Toquero 3

Venue: La Coruna

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