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Ronaldo rampant in Real Madrid rout of Athletic Bilbao

Real Madrid moved into the Primera Division's top four as Cristiano Ronaldo's third hat-trick in four league games steered them to a 5-0 thrashing of struggling Athletic Bilbao at the Bernabeu.

Ronaldo, who had been an injury doubt prior to the match, opened the scoring with a header on two minutes before Karim Benzema's 41st-minute nodded effort made it 2-0.

The Portugal forward then slotted in a cross from Gareth Bale - who had also teed up his first of the evening - in the 55th minute, and subsequently set up a simple Benzema finish in the 69th.

World player of the year Ronaldo capped another impressive display by completing his treble two minutes from time, taking his tally for the season to 17 goals.

Real have now won six matches in a row

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