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CL: Cristiano Ronaldo sets record as Real Madrid thrash Malmo 8-0

London: Real Madrid's Star Cristiano Ronaldo continued his goal-scoring feat as he smashed four goals in his side's 8-0 win over Malmo in the Champions League.

Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring during the UEFA Champions League Group A football match Real Madrid CF vs Malmo FF at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid. Pic/AFP
Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring during the UEFA Champions League Group A football match Real Madrid CF vs Malmo FF at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid. Pic/AFP

The 30-year-old has now become the first Real player to score four goals in a Champions League match.

Forward Karim Benzema also contributed three goals for Real in the 13th, 24th and 73rd minute while midfielder Mateo Kovacic also netted a goal in the 70th minute of the match.

Expressing views on his team's performance, coach Rafael Benítez said that it was a strange match and insisted that Real could have scored more goals, the Guardian reported.

With the win, Real have finished top in Group A ahead of Paris St Germain, who had already qualified following their 2-0 win against Shakhtar.

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