Ronaldo treble inspires Madrid

A review of Wednesday night's action in Spain's Copa del Rey, including Real Madrid's victory over Celta Vigo.

Last Updated: 09/01/13 at 23:11 Post Comment

Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick for Real Madrid

Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick for Real Madrid

Free £50 bet

Daily Offers and Promotions, sign up for a free £50 matched bet

Cristiano Ronaldo responded to his latest Ballon D'or snub by hitting a hat-trick to secure Real Madrid's progression in the Copa del Rey at the expense of Celta Vigo.

The free-scoring Portugal forward was pipped to the top prize by old foe Lionel Messi for the fourth time in a row on Monday, but did what he does best tonight as Madrid turned around a 1-2 deficit with a 4-0 second-leg win.

Ronaldo got them going in the third minute, cutting in and swerving a shot across goal and beyond the perplexed Sergio Alvarez.

He made it two in the 23rd minute, volleying in Luka Modric's chip over the top, with his hat-trick coming three minutes from the end as he made good of Gonzalo Higuain's pass.

Sami Khedira made it four, with Sergio Ramos' sending off the one black spot for Madrid.

Sevilla, who were already 5-0 up against Real Mallorca, were afforded the luxury of taking it easy, with a 2-1 defeat doing no harm.

They actually led through Manu del Moral's 22nd-minute opener, but half-time substitute Thomas Brandon and Alejandro Alfaro at least earned Mallorca a win on the night after the break.

In the night's other game, Real Zaragoza turned a 1-0 first-leg lead over Levante into a 3-0 aggregate win, Franco Zuculini and Paco Montanes on target as the visitors had Hector Rodas sent off.


Click here for completely free £10 bet with Sky Bet & £5 free every week


Free £50 bet

Daily Offers and Promotions, sign up for a free £50 matched bet

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

A

rturo Vidal, James Rodriguez, Angel Di Maria...........who cares we have Mark Oxley.......Ah tis good to be Hibs fan :)

frakessmee
Hull keeper agrees Hibs loan

I

t's just a ride. Bill Hicks is sorely missed, what a prophet and still relevant twenty years after his death. I'm glad though he didn't get to see George Bush Jnr as President.

thesza888
Wilshere: Is He Smoking Enough?

W

hile not comparing the ability of Wilshire to Dr Socrates of Brazil, didn't he do about forty a day?

nedsmar
Wilshere sorry for smoking

Footer 365

DJ Campbell among 13 men released from bail in spot-fixing probe

DJ Campbell is among 13 men released from bail as part of a spot-fixing probe by the National Crime Agency .

Transfer news: Arsenal sign defender Calum Chambers from Southampton

Arsenal have signed defender Calum Chambers from Southampton for a fee believed to be in the region of £16million.

Indian Super League: Former Arsenal and France winger Robert Pires to play in ISL

World Cup winner and former Arsenal winger Robert Pires will participate in the inaugural Indian Super League.

Mail Box

No Wonder Wenger Doesn't Buy British

That's if reports that Calum Chambers cost Arsenal £16m are to be believed. The English premium shows no signs of disappearing. Plus, worrying about poor Southampton...

Reasons To Believe That Van Gaal Will Be The Best

Some supporters sound oh so confident on Louis Van Gaal's excellence. Plus thoughts on shirt sales, best signings, football sevens and a good deal more besides...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property