Real Madrid and Cristiano Ronaldo didn't blink in steamrolling Swedish side Malmo. The Spanish giants scored eight goals, conceding none and a host of Champions League records were broken in the process.
As always, Ronaldo is the headliner for Madrid, as his four goals saw him become the first player to score double digit goals in the Champions League group stages. His 11 goals are also more than 27 of the 32 teams in the competition have scored in the tournament so far.
Ronaldo: 3rd-shortest time span in Champions League play for hat trick (11 minutes); 4 goals in 2nd-shortest span in UCL play (20 minutes)
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Ronaldo wasn't the only player to score a hat-trick in this game, as Karim Benzema also scored three. Together, the pair are the first duo to both score a hat-trick in the same Champions League game.
RECORD: Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo become the first players to both score a hat-trick in a single game in the Champions League era.
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There are now only three teams who have ever scored eight goals in one game in Champions League history, and only two who won that game without conceding. Those two teams are Liverpool and Real Madrid, and the only player who played in both of those games is Alvaro Arbeloa. Is it any wonder that Rafa Benitez was the manager for both of those teams?
Further proof that Rafa is a god.
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