Cristiano Ronaldo hat-trick contributed the impressive 7-3 win over Gestafe and successfully bring Real Madrid to sign off the season in comfortable way. The impressive goals might give an unforgettable victory, but Real’s season will still be seen as a disappointment following their defeat over Barcelona and they also came up short in the Champions League.
Real actually still did not have the lead in the first half-time, as the attacks by Portugal forward did not cherish a goal. The opponent were even showed an explosive finishes by Sergio Escudero, Diego Castro, and Mehdi Lacen.
The turnaround was finally made by Real as Javier Hernandez, James Rodriguez, Jese Rodriguez and Marcelo gave second-half goals. Hernandez and Ronaldo went close early on before the latter opened the scoring in the 13th minute, rising high to Marcello’s deep cross.
Meanwhile, the free-kicks by Ronaldo during the season may not been up to their old standard. However, in the latest game he produced a moment of magic just after the half-hour with a curling sidefoot kick from 30 yards into the bottom corner of Jordi Codina’s net.
Ronaldo should have had his fourth goal two minutes after half-time, but contrived to head against the post. Then rhe equalizer came suddenly as Escudero let fly from 25 yards with this left foot, the ball rushing into the bottom corner past Iker Casillas.
Talking about Ronaldo’s achievement as a forward, he finished the campaign with 48 league goals, left him 10 goals behind Raul as he club’s all-time top scorer.
Another pleasing story beside the impressive victory was how Real Madrid youngster Martin Odegaard has become the youngest player to appear in La Liga. On the game against Getafe, he was 16 years and 156 years old, the youngest player ever to wear Real’s colors. His debut indicated by his role as the substitute of the head-trick giver on 57 minutes.