Ronaldo rolls back the years against Atletico
The Madrid derby end in a 3-0 victory for Real Madrid against Atletico Madrid on Saturday.The goals were by scored by Cristiano Ronaldo at 23′ minutes, 71′ minutes pen, 77′ minute of the game.
Zidane’s side came into the derby against Atletico Madrid unbeaten and on top of La Liga, but a meeting with Diego Simeone’s side was always going to be difficult.
But Ronaldo showed his best form scoring three times including a penalty,Ronaldo ended his goalless drought in this match.
Ronaldo was deployed as a central striker with Lucas on the right and Gareth Bale on the left and Zidane picked Lucas Vazquez instead of Karim Benzema.Isco was operating as a playmaker and this may have been his greatest game in a Real Madrid shirt.
The first goal came at the 23’minute as Ronaldo scored with a deflected free-kick that wrong footed Atletico goalkeeper Jan Oblak.Real Madrid were dominating the game throughout the first half.
Ronaldo added a second from the penalty spot at 71’minute before he completed his treble when he tapped in Gareth Bale’s cross at 77’minute.
Zidane’s formation and tactical tweaks showed he has much more about him than many people give him credit for.Real Madrid are now at the top of the table and are four point clear of second placed Barcelona.
Cristiano Ronaldo is now one goal of clear of legendary Real forward Alfredo Di Stefano’s individual total of 17 goals in the Madrid derby.