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Ronaldo nets 3 in Madrid’s win before ManU clash

February 9, 2013 • Entertainment


Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo from Portugal, right, celebrates his goal with Fabio Coentrao from Portugal, left, during a Spanish La Liga soccer match against Sevilla at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo helped Real Madrid prime its attack for its highly anticipated Champions League clash with Manchester United by scoring his 21st career hat trick in a 4-1 home win over Sevilla in the Spanish league on Saturday.

After a defensive blunder let Karim Benzema open for Madrid 18 minutes in, Ronaldo unleashed an unstoppable strike to double the advantage in the 26th. The former Manchester star then went on to find the back of the net twice more after halftime.

Ronaldo did his best to make amends for his own goal that cost Madrid a loss at Granada in the last round with his 22nd, 23rd and 24th goals in the league Login to read more

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