Published: Tue, March 20, 2018
Sport | By Gary Shelton

The numbers behind Cristiano's 50 hat-tricks

The numbers behind Cristiano's 50 hat-tricks

The 33-year-old's three goals against PSG in the UEFA Champions League were vital to securing his side's progression and he won all three points nearly single-handedly last weekend against Eibar in La Liga.

Here, we look back at his top five best hat-tricks - taking into account the magnitude of the game and context.

Five minutes later, Girona stunned the home fans by grabbing the equaliser through Christian Stuani.

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Real Madrid were involved in a 9-goal thriller in the La Liga, against Girona, who'd managed to beat the hosts in the reverse fixture earlier in the season.

Cristiano Ronaldo built on his stupendous recent form and found the back of the net four times in Real Madrid's immensely entertaining 6-3 win over Girona at Santiago Bernabeu in La Liga on Sunday.

The numbers behind Cristiano's 50 hat-tricks
The numbers behind Cristiano's 50 hat-tricks

After a stuttering first half of the 2017-18 campaign in which he scored just four times in La Liga, Ronaldo has now been on target in each of his last eight games domestically and in Europe, netting 17 times across that span.

"Ronaldo is very important to us, he transmits an energy across the whole group". He knows himself very well, knows when he must rest a bit, and when the end of the season arrives he is always very good.

"He's unbelievably ambitious and that comes across in every training session and in everything he does on the pitch". Gareth Bale scored Madrid's other goal. And we reckon the same can be said about his season.

Defending champions Madrid sit 15 points behind Barcelona in third place in La Liga and are back in action after the global break with a trip to face Las Palmas.

"Messi is the best player in the world and he shows it game after game", Athletic defender Unai Nunez said after his team's loss to Barcelona on Sunday.

Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo was his usual modest self after picking up yet another award on Monday. "He helps the team with his work, goals, and assists".

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The fourth goal came after the restart, bouncing off the ground to fly over a helpless Viviano. Portugal forward Andre Silva snatched the victor from close range with eight minutes left.

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