Match Report: Real Madrid 6 – Girona 3: Ronaldo Scores Four

Match Report: Real Madrid 6 – Girona 3: Ronaldo Scores Four

MADRID, SPAIN - MARCH 18: Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid CF celebrates scoring their third goal with teammates during the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and Girona FC at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on March 18, 2018 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)

Cristiano Ronaldo added another four goals to his tally in an extremely entertaining 6-3 win against Girona on Sunday evening. This made it 17 goals in his last eight matches in what has been a fantastic run of form in 2018.

The opening goal of the match came in the 11th minute as Ronaldo swept home a cut-back from Toni Kroos to put Real Madrid into the lead. The ball was in the net again in the 22nd minute as Lucas Vazquez fired home, but the flag was up for offside.

Girona then went up the other end and equalised six minutes later, as a free kick was whipped in for Stuani to head the ball home. It was 1-1 at half time, but Los Blancos started the second half very quickly, with Ronaldo putting the side back in front with a shot off the underside of the crossbar.

Ronaldo then turned provider just before the hour mark, as he rolled the ball across for Vazquez to tap the ball in. The Portuguese star then completed his hat-trick, as he followed in from Karim Benzema’s blocked shot.

Stuani then took the spotlight again temporarily, as he headed his second after Real’s defence switched off temporarily. There was no danger of the visitors getting back into it though, as substitute Gareth Bale scored a fifth goal for Zinedine Zidane’s side. Juanpe scored a third for Girona to make it 5-3 at this point.

It was Ronaldo who had the last word in the match though, as he slotted the ball in from Kroos’ pass in stoppage time at the end of the game for his fourth. This win has left Real Madrid in 3rd place in La Liga, and just 4 points behind Atletico Madrid in 2nd.

The international break is next, before a trip to Las Palmas.