MADRID (Sporting Alert) — Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick and Gareth Bale netted a brace and Real Madrid beat Sevilla 7-3 in a ten goal thriller at Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday night.
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Striker Karim Benzema also had two goals in the victory.
Bale scored the two opening goals for Real Madrid in the 13th and 27th minutes before Ronaldo added a penalty in the 31st to make it 3-0.
However, Sevilla hit back with two goals before the half-time break through an Ivan Rakitic penalty and Carlos Bacca goal in the 38th and 40th minutes of play.
The score was 3-2 at the end of the opening 45 minutes.
After the break, Benzema and Ronaldo found the back-of-the-net twice each, while Ivan Rakitic scored another for Sevilla.
He also missed a penalty kick 74th minute, while Stephane M’Bia picked up a red card.