ronaldo does trick for real
Published 29/08/2011 | 05:00
CRIStiano Ronaldo picked up where he left off last season when he scored a superb hat-trick as Real Madrid romped to a 6-0 victory at Real Zaragoza in their opening La Liga match yesterday.
The prolific Portuguese -- who scored a record 40 goals last term as Real finished second behind Barcelona for a third consecutive year -- fired compatriot Jose Mourinho's side ahead in the 24th minute at the Romareda.
Brazilian full-back Marcelo and Spain midfielder Xabi Alonso made it 3-0, before Ronaldo, who has scored at least twice in his last five league appearances, netted two more goals either side of a gem from Brazilian substitute Kaka.
European champions Barcelona begin their bid for a club record-equalling fourth successive Spanish title at home to Villarreal tonight, when former Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas could make his home debut at the Nou Camp.