Galatasaray 1-6 Real Madrid: Cristiano Ronaldo Hits Hat-Trick (PICTURES)

18/09/2013 08:09
  • The Huffington Post UK

Cristiano Ronaldo celebrated his new five-year deal with an umpteenth Real Madrid hat-trick in their 6-1 Champions League win at Galatasaray.

A if Gareth Bale needed reminding, he is but the prince to Ronaldo's king at the Santiago Bernabéu. Ronaldo hit a trio for Portugal in Northern Ireland last week and was on the scoresheet at Villarreal at the weekend, but his evisceration of the Turkish champions on Tuesday night was spectacular.

The third goal, in particular, was a combination of both beauty and the beast. Having bamboozled two sorry defenders, the 28-year-old thrashed the ball past goalkeeper Fernando Muslera with startling ferocity to lay down the gauntlet to his new teammate.

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Ronaldo was in sensational form again

Sensationally, Ronaldo has now scored 206 goals in 204 games for Los Blancos.

Galatasaray defeated Madrid 3-2 in April, as they threatened a comeback in the clubs' quarter-final encounter, but Madrid are a stronger and, in José Mourinho's absence, more adventurous side.

Ronaldo's hat-trick

Isco opened the scoring and Karim Benzema got the other two on an emphatic first European outing for new coach Carlo Ancelotti.

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