Ronaldo bags three in 20 mins to end “goal drought” (video)


The Portuguese Steven Naismith is at it again.

Cristiano Ronaldo hadn’t scored for club or country this season, but ended it Saturday with the help of Luka Modric, then poured it on with two more goals before half time.

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Modric’s gorgeous diagonal ball was collected by the Portuguese superstar, who took a touch before deftly curling a shot around Espanyol keeper Pau Lopez.

Ronaldo then converted a penalty kick, and volleyed home a Gareth Bale cross to emphasize the end of his “drought” before the match was 21 minutes old.

How about this for the third, coming moments before he assisted a goal from Karim Benzema to make it 4-0?