Ronaldo Hat Trick Downs Sevilla
Real Madrid kept up the pressure on La Liga leaders Barcelona by racking up a tough tres puntos on the road.
And none other but Cristiano Ronaldo made a personal point of getting them.
His posting a triple led Real to a 2-3 squeaker on Sevilla soil, thus keeping his side within two points of Barça.
It is hard scoring against the Sevillistas in their yard, but not for Ronaldo.
The Portuguese Galáctico got his personal party started by heading home a well-placed cross from Isco.
No wonder the dude is called a complete package.
Then, just like that, it was two in quick succession:
Call it a subtle tap, but with the top spot in play, this was more like a big boot from the Undertaker:
With a two-goal cushion, stupidity can sometimes kick in. Enter Sergio Ramos:
That produced the inevitable:
At the time of crisis, superheroes arise. And as always, it was Ronaldo who assumed the mantel:
Dude's gotta be one of the best headers in the game. Only a handful of world-class players can stick a noggin-knocker like that. Not even Messi is in that group.
Drama was still present, though, as Vicente Iborra put Sevilla right back in it:
Great entertainment, but not enough for home-side happiness.
And for Real, the dogged pursuit continues.