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Rampant Madrid put six past stunned Sevilla

Published: Sunday 18 December 2011, 0.26CET
Real Madrid CF will go into the winter break three points clear of FC Barcelona thanks largely to Cristiano Ronaldo, who hit his fifth Liga hat-trick of the season in a 6-2 win at Sevilla FC.
Rampant Madrid put six past stunned Sevilla
Cristiano Ronaldo continued his prolific ways against Sevilla ©Getty Images
Published: Sunday 18 December 2011, 0.26CET

Rampant Madrid put six past stunned Sevilla

Real Madrid CF will go into the winter break three points clear of FC Barcelona thanks largely to Cristiano Ronaldo, who hit his fifth Liga hat-trick of the season in a 6-2 win at Sevilla FC.

Real Madrid CF will go into the winter break with a three-point advantage over FC Barcelona at the Liga summit after a 6-2 win at Sevilla FC.

With Barça away on FIFA Club World Cup duty, José Mourinho's side took full advantage and went in front through Cristiano Ronaldo. José Callejón doubled the lead on 37 minutes, with Ronaldo's spectacular strike (41) making it 3-0.  The Merengues did not have it all their own way, however, as Pepe was dismissed a minute before half-time.

The hosts failed to make the most of their numerical edge and fell further behind when Ángel Di María (66) struck. Jesús Navas swiftly replied for Sevilla but Ronaldo's penalty (85) − which completed his fifth Liga hat-trick of the season − and Hamit Altıntop (89) ensured Madrid scored six or more in a top-flight match for the fourth time this term.

Elsewhere, Thievy Bifouma (4) and Sergio García (84) were on target as RCD Espanyol moved up to seventh with a 2-1 victory at lowly Real Sporting de Gijón. Getafe CF won by the same scoreline at RCD Mallorca, as did Athletic Club against bottom-of-the-table Real Zaragoza.

Last updated: 18/12/11 0.42CET

Results

Spanish Liga 2011/12

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 10/01/2012 17:07 CET

18/12/2011

ValenciaValencia2-0MálagaMálaga

Soldado 36, 61

Venue: Valencia

18/12/2011

RacingRacing0-0Real SociedadReal Sociedad

Venue: Santander

18/12/2011

OsasunaOsasuna2-1VillarrealVillarreal

Ibrahima 75, Sergio Fernández 83

Marco Ruben 64

Venue: Pamplona

18/12/2011

GranadaGranada2-1LevanteLevante

Siqueira 35 (penalty), Abel 45

Koné 60

Venue: Granada

18/12/2011

AtléticoAtlético0-2BetisBetis

Pozuelo Melero 54, Santa Cruz 90+1

Venue: Madrid

17/12/2011

SevillaSevilla2-6Real MadridReal Madrid

Jesús Navas 69, Negredo 90+2

Cristiano Ronaldo 10, 41, 85 (penalty), José Callejón 37, Di María 66, Hamit Altıntop 89

Venue: Sevilla

17/12/2011

AthleticAthletic2-1ZaragozaZaragoza

Susaeta 7, Toquero 87

Ponzio 22 (penalty)

Venue: Bilbao

17/12/2011

Sporting GijónSporting Gijón1-2EspanyolEspanyol

Barral 60

Thievy Bifouma 2, Sergio García 84

Venue: Gijon

17/12/2011

MallorcaMallorca1-2GetafeGetafe

Ramis 10

Barrada 28, 44

Venue: Palma de Mallorca

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