Spanish La Liga
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Real Madrid 5-1 Elche

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
  • 7Cristiano Ronaldo
  • 11Bale

Substitutes

  • 1Casillas
  • 5da Silva 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Real Madrid 5, Elche 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Real Madrid 5, Elche 1.

  3. 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.

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    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.

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Foul by Nacho (Real Madrid).

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    Foul by Raphael Varane (Real Madrid).

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    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.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Real Madrid. Nacho replaces Sergio Ramos.

  14. Goal!

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

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

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

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Real Madrid. Javier Hernández replaces James Rodríguez.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Elche. Cristian Herrera replaces Rodrigues.

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

    Foul by Rodrigues (Elche).

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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