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Ronaldo hits 30-mark as Madrid down Espanyol

Published: Sunday 4 March 2012, 23.44CET
Cristiano Ronaldo racked up his 30th Liga strike this term as Real Madrid CF re-established their ten-point lead in emphatic fashion courtesy of a 5-0 win against RCD Espanyol.

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Published: Sunday 4 March 2012, 23.44CET

Ronaldo hits 30-mark as Madrid down Espanyol

Cristiano Ronaldo racked up his 30th Liga strike this term as Real Madrid CF re-established their ten-point lead in emphatic fashion courtesy of a 5-0 win against RCD Espanyol.

Real Madrid CF re-established their ten-point Liga lead in emphatic fashion courtesy of a 5-0 victory against RCD Espanyol.

Looking to respond to FC Barcelona's 3-1 win against Real Sporting de Gijón on Saturday, Madrid took the lead after 23 minutes thanks to Cristiano Ronaldo's 30th league effort this season, the Portugal forward slotting in from the left after being set up by Gonzalo Higuaín. Sami Khedira made it 2-0 a quarter of an hour later and Higuaín quickly added the third after the restart, going on to double his tally following a Kaká strike on 66 minutes.

The win was the Merengues' tenth consecutive Liga success this term and maintained their comfortable advantage in the title race. Fourteen points behind Barcelona in third, meanwhile, Valencia CF had Sofiane Feghouli to thank for their 1-0 success at Granada CF, who lie just four points outside the relegation zone. One point worse off, Villarreal CF succumbed 2-1 at bottom club Real Zaragoza. As for Athletic Club, they climbed to fourth with a 2-0 triumph against Real Sociedad de Fútbol.

Last updated: 05/12/13 9.24CET

Results

Spanish Liga 2011/12

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 19/03/2012 19:17 CET

04/03/2012

Real MadridReal Madrid5-0EspanyolEspanyol

Cristiano Ronaldo 23, Khedira 38, Higuaín 47, 78, Kaká 66

Venue: Madrid

04/03/2012

GranadaGranada0-1ValenciaValencia

Feghouli 32

Venue: Granada

04/03/2012

AthleticAthletic2-0Real SociedadReal Sociedad

Susaeta 25, 81

Venue: Bilbao

04/03/2012

ZaragozaZaragoza2-1VillarrealVillarreal

Luis García 85, Abraham 90+4

Martinuccio 16

Venue: Zaragoza

03/03/2012

SevillaSevilla1-1AtléticoAtlético

Baba Diawara 53

Salvio 9

Venue: Sevilla

03/03/2012

BarcelonaBarcelona3-1Sporting GijónSporting Gijón

Iniesta 42, Keita 79, Xavi Hernández 87

Barral 49

Venue: Barcelona

03/03/2012

RayoRayo4-2RacingRacing

Pérez Cuesta 45, 64, Tamudo 67, Pit 72

Torrejón 9, Colsa 28

Venue: Madrid

03/03/2012

GetafeGetafe1-3MálagaMálaga

Diego Castro 42

Eliseu 57, Toulalan 82, Santi Cazorla 90+2

Venue: Madrid

03/03/2012

MallorcaMallorca1-1OsasunaOsasuna

Nsue 71

Cejudo 45+1

Venue: Palma de Mallorca

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