Jean Catuffe/Getty Images(BARCELONA, Spain) — For the first time in his career, Cristiano Ronaldo scored five goals in one match, as he led Real Madrid past Granada, 9-1, Sunday.
Ronaldo’s incredible day gives him 36 goals for the season, four better than Lionel Messi.
After Gareth Bale got Madrid on the board in the 26th minute, Ronaldo followed by scoring three goals in eight minutes. Ronaldo then scored his fourth goal 10 minutes into the second half. He scored his fifth and final goal with a 90th-minute header.
Ronaldo becomes the first Real Madrid player to score five goals in one game since Fernando Morientes in 2002.
The win moves Madrid within a point of Barcelona for first place in La Liga play.
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