Copa del Rey: Cristiano Ronaldo Fires Real Madrid Into The Next Round With A Hat-Trick

Posted: January 9, 2013 in Cristiano Ronaldo
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Photo: Wikipedia Commons/Jan SOLO

Photo: Wikipedia Commons/Jan SOLO

Seleção captain Cristiano Ronaldo scored three, as Jose Mourinho’s Real Madrid beat Celta de Vigo 4-0 to advance to the next round of the Copa del Rey on Wednesday. They will face Valencia in the next round on January 15th and 22nd.

This was Ronaldo’s first hat-trick of the year in only his second game. The effort included a brilliant long-range goal in the 2nd minute of play. Sami Khedira scored the fourth goal as Real Madrid overcame a 1-2 deficit from the first leg to advance.

Former Portugal international Ricardo Carvalho also started the match in place of injured countrymen Pepe. Spanish goalkeeper Iker Casillas returned to the starting line-up for the Spanish champions.

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