Call him whatever you want to, but you cannot deny the fact that Cristiano Ronaldo is a wonderful footballer. The former Manchester United man put in an impressive shift as he scored all of Real’s goals in the 3-0 demolition of Celta Vigo scoring his 200th La Liga goal along the way and breaking Alfredo Di Stephano’s record with his 23rd Hat trick in the Spanish top flight.
Ronaldo opened the scoring in the 36th minute as he converted a penalty after Castro was adjudged to have tripped him just inside the area. Real continued to dominate but had to wait until the 65th minute when Ronaldo pounced on a loose bouncing ball just outside the area and fired past the helpless Alvarez to make it 2-0. Ronaldo completed the scoring with nine minutes to go, tapping in Marcelo’s low cross.
Ronaldo was in a celebratory mood as he rounded off the week in style after being nominated for the Ballon d’Or alongside Manuel Neuer and Lionel Messi earlier on in the week