Real Madrid crushed Real Sociedad with Cristiano Ronaldo slams the haters with a hat-trick! Ronaldo's hat-trick, as he zipped all the naysayers and netted his first hat-trick of the season raising his career's hat-tricks count to 43.
The 33-year old scored his 33rd La Liga hat-trick as Real Madrid decimated Real Sociedad with 5-2 on Saturday in Bernabeu. With this Real Madrid moved to the third spot on the La Liga table.
‘We are happy with Ronaldo's performance,' coach Zinedine Zidane told reporters.
‘On Friday people were asking me if I was disappointed with his performance and worried about him not scoring goals. He went on to scored three,' he added.
“He is a phenomenal player with a lot of quality, who outdoes himself each year,” Messi said of Ronaldo.
He also said, “The entire world knows, and that is why he is one of the best of the world.”
Zinedine Zidane's La Liga champions opened up scoring within 45 seconds and were four goals up at the break because of Lucas Vazquez's opener, two goals from Ronaldo and a superb strike from Toni Kroos.
Last season the Portuguese forward played a pivotal role in the Spanish club's run to the Champions League final. With he being back on track, the former Manchester United is now the fifth highest scorer in La Liga, with only Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Iago Aspas and Christian Stuani ahead of him.
Real Madrid superstar has gifted the shirt he wore while scoring a hat-trick to UFC fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov. Cristiano Ronaldo has a history of linking up with UFC fighters.
Khabib Nurmagomedov revealed in 2016 that the pair got acquainted through Instagram and they met up to exchange gifts following the LaLiga match.
Ronaldo signed the shirt from his match-winning performance and gave it to Nurmagomedov, along with a football.