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Real Madrid 5-1 Athletic Bilbao: Cristiano Ronaldo Bags A Hat-Trick As Los Leones Are Humbled

Real Madrid reclaimed top spot in the Liga BBVA standings Saturday night as they picked up a hard-earned win against a spirited Athletic Bilbao at the Bernabeu.

Los Blancos stormed into the lead through Gonzalo Higuain and Cristiano Ronaldo in the first half-an-hour and Fernando Llorente clawed one back for the visitors before the break. Los Leones fought valiantly, but ultimately fell victims to a well-taken penalty by Sergio Ramos, a free-kick and spot-kick from Ronaldo in the second half as Jose Mourinho's men bagged the three points.

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zico2434d ago

Ronaldo vs Messi, Real vs Barca, next week: El Clasico! Looking forward to that:-)

karim2434d ago

They should have let benzema take the penalty to boost his confidence

kulka2434d ago

motivation wont be a problem after all it s the biggest football game in the world

FootballZilla2433d ago

Whydid Ramos take first pen for real m?

karim2433d ago

"He felt confident" ! Weird