Ronaldo nets 3, Madrid routs Sociedad before PSG clash

Things haven't gone as well for Isco this season. Image PA Images

"Tonight, from the first minute, the team went out to play football, keep the ball, press their opponents to win the ball high up the pitch, and there was a big difference", Ramos said.

The hat-trick is Ronaldo's 33rd in LaLiga.

"Hopefully we can fight for every game in all competitions".

The French striker, who joined Real Madrid back in 2009, played the full 90 minutes but failed to find the back of the net once again.

A third goal seemed inevitable and came courtesy of a great strike from a wide-open Toni Kroos, who Vazquez picked out.

Aside from being Madrid's all-time leading scorer, Ronaldo has also notched the most Champions League goals in history - ahead of Barcelona rival and fellow global superstar Lionel Messi.

The reigning European champions have been shipping a worrying number of goals in the build-up to their Champions League last-16 showdown with the likes of Neymar, Edinson Cavani and Kylian Mbappe.

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Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick as Real Madrid thrashed Real Sociedad to warm up for Wednesday's Champions League tie with Paris St-Germain.

The Spain worldwide could be set to move on this summer as he continues to struggle to nail down a consistent role in Real manager Zinedine Zidane's starting XI.

La Real thumped Deportivo La Coruna 5-0 in their last match but took 51 minutes to record their first shot, a Juanmi header clipping the outside of the post.

Antoine Griezmann's goal after only 40 seconds was all Atletico Madrid needed to beat Malaga 1-0 and close the gap with Barcelona to seven points.

The visitors did pull a goal back in the 74th minute as Bautista pulled away from Raphael Varane before firing a low finish past Keylor Navas.

The 25-year-old was a goalscorer off the bench in last weekend's 2-2 draw with Levante, but his limited starts this season have led to strong rumours that he will be allowed to move as part of Real's expected summer revamp.

Another focal point on Saturday evening, as Real Madrid host Real Sociedad at the Santiago Bernabéu (20:45, CET), will be the presence and performance of Álvaro Odriozola. "Our goal is to arrive in the best shape possible for Wednesday".

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