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Real Madrid 6-3 Girona LaLiga: goals, as it happened, report

Cristiano Ronaldo scored 4 goals in an enthralling match under the lights at the Bernabéu. Vázquez and Bale also scored, while Stuani stood out for Girona.
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GRAF5646. MADRID, 18/03/2018.- El delantero portugués del Real Madrid Cristiano Ronaldo celebra tras marcar el cuarto gol ante el Girona, durante el partido de Liga en Primera División que están disputando esta noche en el estadio San
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Climate change has made the transition from winter to spring uncertain. Unseasonably cold weather forced some clubs to postpone matches in the United Kingdom, with the country blanketed in a layer of white. Yet some things stay the same. Cristiano Ronaldo gets in to his stride when the trees turn green.

The 33-year-old scored four goals in a manic match against Girona, leaving him just three goals behind Lionel Messi in the scoring stakes. 

Zinedine Zidane left Luka Modric and Gareth Bale on the bench for Girona's first ever visit to the Bernabéu. His selection appeared questionable as the first half wore on. Cristhian Stuani cancelled out Ronaldo's opener to equal the scores at half time and Pablo Machín's side seized control of the midfield.

Ronaldo re-established the lead shortly after the restart, before Lucas Vázquez and another Ronaldo goal made it 4-1. Both teams fully committed to attack in the latter stages. Stuani and Juanpe scored again for Girona, while substitute Bale and that man Ronaldo found the net to give Madrid the generous share of nine goals in a rambunctious match. 

Real Madrid 6-3 Girona: as it happened


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