Spanish La Liga
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Atletico Madrid 0-3 Real Madrid

Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo has scored more direct free-kick goals than any other current La Liga player

Cristiano Ronaldo's 39th career hat-trick gave Real Madrid a derby win over city rivals Atletico to increase their lead at the top of La Liga.

The Portugal forward opened the scoring with a deflected free-kick that wrong-footed Atletico goalkeeper Jan Oblak.

Ronaldo added a second from the penalty spot before he completed his treble when he tapped in Gareth Bale's cross.

Real now have a four-point lead over second-placed Barcelona, who were held to a goalless draw by Malaga earlier.

Ronaldo has scored eight La Liga goals for the European champions this season, to draw level with Barcelona duo Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez.

The 31-year-old's treble also saw him go one goal of clear of legendary Real forward Alfredo Di Stefano's individual total of 17 goals in the Madrid derby.

His total could have been more had Oblak not produced a stunning diving save to keep out Ronaldo's powerful header when the scoreline was goalless.

The result - in what was the last Madrid derby at the Vicente Calderon in La Liga - was also a blow to Atletico's title hopes with Diego Simeone's side now nine points adrift of Real.

Ronaldo shows no signs of slowing up

Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo has now scored 17 goals in 16 games for club and country this season

Ronaldo recently signed a new contract with Real Madrid until June 2021 and claimed he can play on until he is 40.

In what was his best performance of the season thus far he certainly shows no sign of slowing up - much to the chagrin of Atletico's fans.

Even when Zidane substituted Ronaldo with seven minutes left he took it with good grace and maturity, with no evidence of the petulant sulks of the past.

Love him or loathe him, it looks like he will be around for some time to come.

Tactically astute Zidane

Zinedine Zidane has been branded a 'lucky' manager by some but the Frenchman has more strategic acumen than perhaps he has been given credit for.

Against a formidable opponent in Simeone, his players executed the Real Madrid manager's gameplan to the letter to clinch a comprehensive win.

Zidane has still not lost a La Liga away game since he replaced Rafael Benitez in charge, with 44 goals scored and 12 conceded.

That's no fluke.

Line-ups

Atl Madrid

  • 13Oblak
  • 20Juanfran
  • 15Savic
  • 2GodínBooked at 71mins
  • 3Filipe Luis
  • 8Ñíguez
  • 6KokeBooked at 63mins
  • 14GabiBooked at 26minsSubstituted forCorreaat 62'minutesBooked at 84mins
  • 10Carrasco
  • 9TorresSubstituted forGameiroat 62'minutes
  • 7Griezmann

Substitutes

  • 1Moyá Rumbo
  • 5Tiago
  • 11Correa
  • 16Vrsaljko
  • 19Hernández
  • 21Gameiro
  • 23Gaitán

Real Madrid

  • 1Navas
  • 2Carvajal
  • 5Varane
  • 6Nacho
  • 12Marcelo
  • 19Modric
  • 16Kovacic
  • 22IscoSubstituted forBenzemaat 79'minutes
  • 17VázquezBooked at 78minsSubstituted forAsensioat 86'minutes
  • 7RonaldoBooked at 63minsSubstituted forRodríguezat 83'minutes
  • 11Bale

Substitutes

  • 4Ramos
  • 9Benzema
  • 10Rodríguez
  • 13Casilla
  • 15Fábio Coentrão
  • 20Asensio
  • 23Danilo
Referee:
David José Fernández Borbalán
Attendance:
53,741

Match Stats

Home TeamAtl MadridAway TeamReal Madrid
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home16
Away12
Shots on Target
Home5
Away7
Corners
Home8
Away6
Fouls
Home21
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Atlético de Madrid 0, Real Madrid 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Atlético de Madrid 0, Real Madrid 3.

Attempt missed. Kevin Gameiro (Atlético de Madrid) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.

Attempt saved. Yannick Carrasco (Atlético de Madrid) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Kevin Gameiro.

Attempt blocked. Yannick Carrasco (Atlético de Madrid) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Filipe Luis.

Attempt missed. Luka Modric (Real Madrid) with an attempt from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Daniel Carvajal with a cross.

Corner, Atlético de Madrid. Conceded by Keylor Navas.

Attempt missed. Ángel Correa (Atlético de Madrid) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt blocked. Saúl Ñíguez (Atlético de Madrid) header from very close range is blocked. Assisted by Koke with a cross.

Corner, Atlético de Madrid. Conceded by Keylor Navas.

Attempt saved. Yannick Carrasco (Atlético de Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Foul by Luka Modric (Real Madrid).

Ángel Correa (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Real Madrid. Marco Asensio replaces Lucas Vázquez.

Foul by Daniel Carvajal (Real Madrid).

Yannick Carrasco (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Hand ball by Saúl Ñíguez (Atlético de Madrid).

Booking

Ángel Correa (Atlético de Madrid) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Ángel Correa (Atlético de Madrid).

Substitution

Substitution, Real Madrid. James Rodríguez replaces Cristiano Ronaldo.

Lucas Vázquez (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Diego Godín (Atlético de Madrid).

Corner, Atlético de Madrid. Conceded by Daniel Carvajal.

Attempt missed. Koke (Atlético de Madrid) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Ángel Correa following a corner.

Corner, Atlético de Madrid. Conceded by Gareth Bale.

Substitution

Substitution, Real Madrid. Karim Benzema replaces Isco.

Booking

Lucas Vázquez (Real Madrid) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Lucas Vázquez (Real Madrid).

Yannick Carrasco (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Goal!

Goal! Atlético de Madrid 0, Real Madrid 3. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Gareth Bale following a fast break.

Luka Modric (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Filipe Luis (Atlético de Madrid).

Offside, Atlético de Madrid. Koke tries a through ball, but Antoine Griezmann is caught offside.

Hand ball by Lucas Vázquez (Real Madrid).

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

Foul by Juanfran (Atlético de Madrid).

Attempt saved. Yannick Carrasco (Atlético de Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Saúl Ñíguez.

Goal!

Goal! Atlético de Madrid 0, Real Madrid 2. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Booking

Diego Godín (Atlético de Madrid) is shown the yellow card.

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Saturday 19th November 2016

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Real Madrid1293034102430
2Barcelona1282232131926
3Sevilla127322217524
4Villarreal116411971222
5Atl Madrid1263325111421
6Real Sociedad116141812619
7Eibar125341715218
8Ath Bilbao115241513217
9Celta Vigo125251822-417
10Las Palmas124442120116
11Malaga124441716116
12Real Betis124261322-914
13Alavés113441115-413
14Espanyol112631317-412
15Valencia113171521-610
16Dep La Coruña122461019-910
17Leganés11317922-1310
18Sporting Gijón112361022-129
19Osasuna111461221-97
20Granada11047925-164
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