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11 December 2023

Ronaldo wows La Liga with stunning display

Cristiano Ronaldo (SUPPLIED)


Cristiano Ronaldo proved himself to be the perfect team player when he scored a goal and helped set up four more as Real Madrid trounced Villarreal 6-2 in La Liga on Sunday.

The world's most expensive player scored a trademark freekick, that beat Diego Lopez for sheer pace, and then guided the team to victory and back within two points of leaders Barcelona.

Near the end of the game, when he won a penalty, he even turned down the chance to take the ensuing spot kick and allowed Xabi Alonso the honour, despite being the nominated taker.

"I gave the ball to Xabi because there are enough chances for everyone," Ronaldo told reporters after the match. "The team played well and there is no need to worry about what happened in Lyon," he added, referring to the 1-0 Champions League defeat away to Olympique Lyon during the week.

He opened the scoring and ran tirelessly at the Villarreal defence, helping set up two goals for Gonzalo Higuain and one for Kaka before winning the penalty at the end.


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