Messi and Ron­aldo are hat-trick stars

Yorkshire Post - Sports Monday - - Football sport - SPAIN:

Lionel Messi and Cris­tiano Ron­aldo both struck their sec­ond Primera Divi­sion hat-tricks of the sea­son as Barcelona and Real Madrid got back to win­ning ways with home wins over Atletico Madrid and Rayo Val­le­cano, re­spec­tively.

Ron­aldo helped 10-man Real Madrid end a dis­ap­point­ing week with a 6-2 derby tri­umph over Rayo Val­le­cano, while Messi’s tre­ble led Barca, hav­ing drawn 2-2 at Va­len­cia in mid­week, to a 5-0 maul­ing of Atletico Madrid.

Jose Mour­inho’s Madrid had dropped five points at Le­vante and Rac­ing San­tander, and they looked in more trou­ble as they fell be­hind af­ter just 14 sec­onds. Three goals in 13 min­utes ei­ther side of half-time from Ron­aldo (two) and Gon­zalo Higuain put them back on track.

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