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Ronaldo treble secures Madrid derby spoils

Published: Thursday 12 April 2012, 0.02CET
Cristiano Ronaldo took his tally of Liga goals for the season to 40 by scoring a hat-trick as Real Madrid CF pulled four points clear of FC Barcelona with a 4-1 win at Club Atlético de Madrid.
Ronaldo treble secures Madrid derby spoils
Cristiano Ronaldo scores his and Madrid's first goal of the night ©AFP/Getty Images
Published: Thursday 12 April 2012, 0.02CET

Ronaldo treble secures Madrid derby spoils

Cristiano Ronaldo took his tally of Liga goals for the season to 40 by scoring a hat-trick as Real Madrid CF pulled four points clear of FC Barcelona with a 4-1 win at Club Atlético de Madrid.

A hat-trick from Cristiano Ronaldo helped settle the capital derby in Real Madrid CF's favour as the Merengues restored their four-point lead at the Liga summit with a 4-1 win at Club Atlético de Madrid.

José Mourinho's team responded to FC Barcelona's 4-0 defeat of Getafe CF 24 hours earlier with a victory that extends their unbeaten record against the Rojiblancos to 23 matches in all competitions. They opened the scoring when Ronaldo (25) fired a dipping free-kick past Thibaut Courtois, only for Falcao (55) to head in Adrián López's cross.

The Portugal striker doubled his and Madrid's tally on 68 minutes with a dipping, right-footed effort from outside the penalty area, and completed his seventh Liga treble of the campaign from the spot after Diego Godín had barged over Gonzalo Higuaín.

Ronaldo – now on 40 league goals for the season, the total with which he won the ESM Golden Shoe last term – turned provider for José Callejón late on.

Elsewhere, Jonas scored twice as Valencia CF climbed into third courtesy of a 4-1 defeat of Rayo Vallecano de Madrid, while fifth-placed Levante UD wasted the chance to move into fourth, losing 3-2 at strugglers Real Sporting de Gijón. Granada CF against Athletic Club finished 2-2.

Last updated: 12/04/12 8.13CET

Results

Spanish Liga 2011/12

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 15/04/2012 17:16 CET

12/04/2012

SevillaSevilla3-0ZaragozaZaragoza

Fazio 11, Negredo 29, 43

Venue: Sevilla

12/04/2012

RacingRacing0-3MallorcaMallorca

Nsue 1, Gonzalo Castro 47, Alfaro 53

Venue: Santander

12/04/2012

VillarrealVillarreal2-1MálagaMálaga

Senna 83 (P), Peréz 90+4

Santi Cazorla 65

Venue: Castellon

11/04/2012

AtléticoAtlético1-4Real MadridReal Madrid

Falcao 55

Cristiano Ronaldo 25, 68, 83 (P), José Callejón 87

Venue: Madrid

11/04/2012

Sporting GijónSporting Gijón3-2LevanteLevante

Trejo 22, Lora 74, Sangoy 84

Valdo 16, Koné 63

Venue: Gijon

11/04/2012

ValenciaValencia4-1Rayo VallecanoRayo Vallecano

Jonas 41, 77 (P), Jordi Alba 70, Pablo Hernández 88

Diego Costa 72

Venue: Valencia

11/04/2012

GranadaGranada2-2AthleticAthletic

Romero 2, Geijo 74

Llorente 81, Susaeta 87

Venue: Granada

10/04/2012

BarcelonaBarcelona4-0GetafeGetafe

Alexis Sánchez 13, 73, Messi 44, Pedro Rodríguez 75

Venue: Barcelona

10/04/2012

OsasunaOsasuna2-0EspanyolEspanyol

Raúl García 53, 69

Venue: Pamplona

10/04/2012

Real SociedadReal Sociedad1-1BetisBetis

Vela 56

Rubén 70

Venue: San Sebastian

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