Ronaldo scores hat-trick as Madrid blast past Sevilla

Last Updated: Sun, Feb 10, 2013 07:10 hrs

Madrid, Feb 10 (IANS) Real Madrid and star player Cristiano Ronaldo warmed up for Wednesday's Champions League match at home to Manchester United with a comfortable 4-1 win over Sevilla.

Ronaldo scored a hat-trick after Karim Benzema had opened the scoring for Madrid, reports Xinhua.

Ronaldo's first goal was a magnificent left foot shot from outside of the Sevilla area, his second was the result of some poor defending from Madrid's rivals.

The former Manchester United striker's third goal came with 20 minutes remaining, while Manu Del Moral netted a late consolation for Sevilla.

Both sides ended up with a player less after Gonzalo Higuain was sent off for Madrid and Hedwinges Maduro also saw red for Sevilla.

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