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Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo scored four goals against Elche
Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 25 hat-tricks for Real Madrid

Cristiano Ronaldo scored four goals as Real Madrid recorded their second successive league victory with a comfortable win at home to Elche.

After Edu Albacar scored an early penalty for Elche, Gareth Bale glanced in a header to equalise for Real.

Ronaldo got his first of the game from the spot after Mosquera fouled Marcelo, before heading in the hosts' third.

The Portugal forward scored another penalty for his hat-trick and wrapped up victory with a clinical late strike.

Cristiano Ronaldo at Real Madrid this season
Eight games, 12 goals, two hat-tricksHas only failed to scored in two games out of eight
His treble against Elche was his 21st in La LigaBooked in the Spanish Super Cup defeat by Atletico Madrid on 22 August

Ronaldo has now scored seven goals in four days after grabbing a hat-trick in Saturday's 8-2 win over Deportivo.

The win also continued Real's impressive recent form after a disappointing start to the season.

They lost two of their first three league games but successive victories means they are now three points behind La Liga leaders Barcelona, who have a game in hand.

Line-ups

Real Madrid

  • 13Navas
  • 15CarvajalBooked at 4minsSubstituted forArbeloaat 65'minutes
  • 2Varane
  • 4RamosSubstituted forNachoat 82'minutes
  • 12MarceloBooked at 16mins
  • 8Kroos
  • 10RodríguezSubstituted forHernándezat 78'minutes
  • 23Isco
  • 24Illarramendi
  • 7Ronaldo
  • 11Bale

Substitutes

  • 1Casillas
  • 5Fábio Coentrão
  • 9Benzema
  • 14Hernández
  • 17Arbeloa
  • 18Nacho
  • 19Modric

Elche

  • 1Herrera Yagüe
  • 4Rodríguez Lombán
  • 5Cisma
  • 21Albácar GallegoBooked at 58mins
  • 18Pelegrín
  • 6Mosquera
  • 8González MoralesSubstituted forPasalicat 67'minutes
  • 17Rodríguez Romero
  • 10CorominasSubstituted forFajrat 61'minutes
  • 11Mendes RodriguesSubstituted forHerreraat 78'minutes
  • 22Cristian de Jesus

Substitutes

  • 2Suárez
  • 3Roco
  • 9Herrera
  • 14Alonso Martín
  • 20Fajr
  • 24Pasalic
  • 25Tyton
Referee:
Carlos Clos Gómez
Attendance:
63,634

Match Stats

Home TeamReal MadridAway TeamElche
Possession
Home64%
Away36%
Shots
Home23
Away10
Shots on Target
Home12
Away3
Corners
Home8
Away2
Fouls
Home15
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Real Madrid 5, Elche 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Real Madrid 5, Elche 1.

Goal!

Goal! Real Madrid 5, Elche 1. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Gareth Bale with a through ball.

Attempt missed. Pedro Mosquera (Elche) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Domingo Cisma.

Attempt saved. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Marcelo with a cross.

Attempt blocked. Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Toni Kroos.

Foul by Nacho (Real Madrid).

Jonathas (Elche) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Javier Hernández (Real Madrid) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Gareth Bale.

Foul by Raphael Varane (Real Madrid).

Pedro Mosquera (Elche) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Toni Kroos (Real Madrid) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by Álvaro Arbeloa with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Real Madrid. Nacho replaces Sergio Ramos.

Goal!

Goal! Real Madrid 4, Elche 1. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Penalty Real Madrid. Cristiano Ronaldo draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Mario Pasalic (Elche) after a foul in the penalty area.

Substitution

Substitution, Real Madrid. Javier Hernández replaces James Rodríguez.

Substitution

Substitution, Elche. Cristian Herrera replaces Rodrigues.

Isco (Real Madrid) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Rodrigues (Elche).

Attempt missed. Jonathas (Elche) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by James Rodríguez with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Elche. Mario Pasalic replaces Adrián.

Offside, Real Madrid. Gareth Bale tries a through ball, but James Rodríguez is caught offside.

Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Manu Herrera.

Attempt saved. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Toni Kroos.

Substitution

Substitution, Real Madrid. Álvaro Arbeloa replaces Daniel Carvajal.

Isco (Real Madrid) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Domingo Cisma (Elche).

Attempt saved. Lombán (Elche) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Faycal Fajr with a cross.

Corner, Elche. Conceded by Gareth Bale.

Attempt blocked. Edu Albácar (Elche) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Asier Illarramendi (Real Madrid).

Víctor Rodríguez (Elche) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Daniel Carvajal (Real Madrid).

Faycal Fajr (Elche) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Elche. Faycal Fajr replaces Coro.

Booking

Edu Albácar (Elche) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Edu Albácar (Elche).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Barcelona44001101112
2Valencia4310102810
3Sevilla431083510
4Real Madrid530218999
5Celta Vigo523010739
6Atl Madrid42206428
7Granada42204228
8Villarreal42116337
9Eibar42024316
10Almería41214405
11Malaga412135-25
12Real Sociedad41127704
13Dep La Coruña5113714-74
14Elche5113513-84
15Ath Bilbao410334-13
16Getafe410328-63
17Rayo Vallecano402269-32
18Espanyol402258-32
19Córdoba402237-42
20Levante4013010-101
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