Cristiano Ronaldo scored five goals for Real Madrid for the second time in a 6-0 rout of Espanyol in the Spanish league on Saturday. Held scoreless in the first two rounds, Ronaldo exploded with a blistering hat trick in the seventh, 17th and 20th minutes before setting up Karim Benzema to make it 4-0 before halftime in Barcelona. The Portugal forward added two more goals in the second half against the hosts’ demoralized defense. Ronaldo scored five goals for the first time in a 9-1 win over Granada on April 5. On top of this, he has also scored four goals in a single match on three occasions for Madrid. Ronaldo’s latest scoring feat moved the Ballon d’Or holder into fourth place on the Spanish league’s all-time scoring list. His total of 231 goals takes him past Madrid greats Alfredo di Stefano (227) and Raul Gonzalez (228). Barcelona’s Lionel Messi holds the record with 285.
Ronaldo Scores 5 Goals