Ten Times Ronaldo hammered four-plus goals in a single game

Cristiano Ronaldo has been the epitome of diligence and classic finishing in football. His arsenal varies from thunderous strikes imbricating themselves with the net to some thumping headers, outclassing everyone in the roster.

A glittering career that has spanned from 2002 until now has seem some extraordinary finishing from the Portuguese marksman, rising from the scraps to the top of the world, being crowned as a football God in the current roster.

Everywhere Ronaldo has been he has left a trail of carnage with an extraterrestrial brand of football. From hammering classic strikes into the back of the net to reach a position to convert chances with perfection, he has been the idol for countless lives on the face of the planet.


One of his several feats includes scoring more than four or more goals in ten matches, a record still unparalleled in world football. This feat achieved by him is nothing short of phenomenal. We will look at all those instances where he went on to score four or more goals in a single game, leaving a slew of bodies in the wake of his destruction.

10. Real Madrid vs Real Santander (4 goals) October 23rd, 2010

It was a La Liga encounter between two of the best sides of the league that saw Madrid and Santander going toe to toe with each other. Santander was ripped in minutes after the Los Merengues started attacking on all fronts. Ronaldo’s first goal came in the 15th minute mark when he was teed up by an exhilarating pass from the right plank by Gonzalo Higuain. CR7 slipped past his marker with some lightning-fast speed and calmly slotted the ball home past an out-of-position custodian.

The second goal was emulated in close lockstep to the first one as Mesut Ozil bombed down the right wing to square off a gilt-edged delivery in the centre with Ronaldo racing ahead of everyone to prod the ball home.


He completed his hat-trick in the 47th minute that saw an onrushing Angel Di Maria foxing a defender to square Ronaldo off right in the 6-yard box and the Portuguese sensation dropped back by an inch and beautifully placed the ball into the back of the net.

The final one of the lot came from the dreaded spot when Angel Di Maria was clipped inside the box. Ronaldo stepped up for the spot-kick and calmly sent it into the net, veering the custodian in the other direction.

9. Real Madrid vs Sevilla (4 goals) May 7th, 2011

The floodgates against Sevilla were opened by Sergio Ramos as the Spanish captain noggined home a thumping header to draw first blood. Minutes later, Ronaldo opened his account after Marcelo’s sumptuous first touch fell at the feet of Benzema who rolled it in the stride of CR7 and the latter made fine work of the opportunity making it 2-0 for the visitors.


Ronaldo’s second of the night came from a poor defensive clearance by Sevilla’s Alvaro Negredo as the latter ended up passing to Ronaldo who took his time and pumped the ball into the back of the net to push the game beyond the limits of Sevilla.

His hat-trick goal was a burning testimony of his class as Ozil scorched down the wing to feed him a delectable opportunity and Ronaldo burst into a sudden fit of acceleration, sliding the ball past a stranded Varas to register his third.

The final one of the night for Ronaldo and Real came from an exquisite assist carved by Benzema. Once again the brilliant positioning sense of Cristiano helped him reach the ball and rattle it into the net to complete the humiliating rout of Sevilla.


8. Real Madrid vs Sevilla (4 goals) March 5th, 2016

Before this game began, Real Madrid was in the midst of some hefty criticism as they were barely able to find the purple patch. To make matters more deplorable, Ronaldo grabbed the limelight for unwanted reasons after unleashing a paroxysm of invectives at his team-mates, following a derby defeat at the hands of their city rivals, Atletico.

It was Pepe who drew first blood for Real after making the highest leap to meet a scouring corner from Isco. Ronaldo followed suit after being teed up by Sergio Ramos. It was a thunderous strike to say the least as Ramos teed him outside the box and with very little space to twist and turn, Ronaldo managed to spear the ball into the top-right corner of the net.

The second goal from the Portuguese sensation was nothing short of an absolute beauty that saw him curling a direct free-kick into the top-corner of the near post, leaving the goalkeeper in arrant disarray and awe, concurrently.


Ronaldo completed his hat-trick with an example of a classic teamwork as Vazquez unleashed Isco on the left wing and the latter rolled the ball into the stride of Ronaldo who caressed the ball home from point-blank range.

The final one came from the head of Ronaldo as he glanced a brilliant header from an in-swinging corner of Jese to net his fourth of the night. Sevilla was left hung, drawn and quartered.

7. Portugal vs Andorra (4 goals) October 7th, 2016

The first goal of the night came within just two minutes of the start after a corner was headed by Qaresma only to be parried away by the Andorra goalie, Josep Gomes. However, the rebound fell at the feet of Ronaldo and he volleyed it into the bottom left corner of the net.


The second goal of the night for Ronaldo came from a Qaresma curler that was brilliantly headed home by CR7 who out-jumped his marker and blasted the ball into the back of the net. All of this happened within just 4 minutes of the start.

The third goal from Ronaldo was more of a frisbee replica as if the net was the one who released the ball in the first place. Andre Gomes sauntered down the right and flicked a ball into the path of a surging CR7, who clipped the ball into the net with a brilliant first touch that left the fans agape.

Jose Fonte teed up Ronaldo with the fourth and he brilliantly turned in the blink of an eye to put it in the back of the net, to make it a quadrangular extravaganza for himself and for his country.

6. Portugal vs Lithuania (4 goals) November 9th, 2019

Within just seven minutes of the game, Portugal cruised ahead with a spot-kick from Ronaldo as Markus Palionis ended up handing the ball in the box.

Ronaldo restored Portugal’s lead from a peach of an assist, coming from the feet of Rafa Silva as he stormed the ball into the net without much hindrance from the opposition.

He completed his hat-trick with a brilliant finish that saw Bernardo Silva teasing him with an excellent pass. Ronaldo raced ahead to reach at the end of it and sliced it into the net to accentuate Portugal’s dominance over their technically-undercooked opponents.

The last goal from Ronaldo was nothing short of a wonder, thanks to a lovely ball from Bernardo Silva again that was consigned into the net by a menacing CR7, hurling the game beyond Lithuania’s reach.


5. Real Madrid vs Elche CF (4 goals) September 23rd, 2014

Real Madrid found themselves trailing in the first 15 minutes after Ronaldo clipped Pedro Mosquera inside the box. Albacar stepped up and hammered home the penalty. However, that was the solitary piece of luck that Elche was about to have throughout the game. Gareth Bale quickly restored parity for Los Merengues, heading home the equalizer from James Rodriguez’s cross in the 20th minute.

It was then a one-sided rip-roaring show from Cristiano Ronaldo as he made amends for an earlier error from the spot after Marcelo came a cropper against Mosquera’s clumsy challenge. CR7 followed it up with an exquisite finish from a thumping header latching on to a Marcelo delivery of the highest order.

Ronaldo’s hat-trick was completed from the spot after Mario Pasalic ended grounding him with a nasty challenge. The final keel on the coffin of Elche arrived from a brilliant run of Ronaldo who scampered past his marker to slam home an ecstatic finish, humiliating his counterparts.


4. Real Madrid vs Malmo (4 goals) December 8th, 2015

This was a goal-fest for Real as Ronaldo and Benzema shared 7 goals out of the 8 those were scored against an ailing Malmo. Cristiano’s first goal was a thunderbolt from the archive of Zeus after he hammered it home from miles away. A direct free-kick that was brutally speared into the net was the best highlight for this netter.

The second from Ronaldo was a simple tap in after Benzema’s effort ping-ponged off the Malmo defender and fell at CR7’s feet with the entire goal gaping at him.

The third from the marksman was an upshot of some crazy footwork after keeping a couple of defenders at bay from a Danilo assist and then slam a powerful strike into the bottom left corner of the net.


The final goal from Ronaldo was the result of some extraordinary positioning sense as he was lurking behind the defenders and when Isco slapped the cross into the mixer, Ronaldo made no mistake in ushering it home.

3. Real Madrid vs Girona FC (4 goals) March 18th, 2018

This was an interesting game as it scaled up to nine goals with Ronaldo scoring the lion’s share of Real Madrid’s count. The first goal from Ronaldo was from an impeccable turn after Toni Kroos squared him off from the left and the Portuguese striker blasted the ball into the net with a turn in the flash of an eye.

Cristiano Ronaldo put his foot on the accelerator and sped past the other defenders to bundle his screaming effort into the net that smote the underside of the woodwork in the first place.


His third goal was a simple tap-in that saw him marshalling the 6-yard-box for a pass but Benzema’s resolute effort was blocked by the custodian only for the rebound to fall at CR7’s feet and he was quick to gun it down for his hat-trick.

The last goal was a joint effort that saw a screaming through ball slicing the Girona defence coming from the feet of Toni Kroos. Ronaldo met it with tantamount brilliance and smote the ball into the back of the net.

2. Real Madrid vs Granada CF (5 goals) April 5th, 2015

Real shred Granada into nine pieces after Ronaldo’s blistering brilliance was too bright for their eyes. He started with the goal-fest from a brilliant cross arriving from the feet of James Rodriguez that saw him clear on goal and he tucked a curling effort into the side netting.


The second goal from Ronaldo came after some turbulence as he was restless to reach the ball from Marcelo, who dodged past three defenders and teed him up. Ronaldo was at the ball within seconds and he killed it with extreme prejudice.

The hat-trick from Ronaldo was a result of a thunderous strike from the vanguard of the Real Madrid glitterati as he shred two defenders and blasted into the top right corner of the net.

The fourth goal for the Portuguese sensation came from a cheeky dink of Gareth Bale as Ronaldo converged in on an empty net with a diving effort.


The final goal came on the back of a scouring free-kick that was whipped into the mixer by Luka Modric. Ronaldo out-jumped his marker and slammed it home with consummate ease.

1. Real Madrid vs Espanyol (5 goals) September 12th, 2015

This game saw Ronaldo moving above two of Real’s best, Alfredo Di Stefano and Raul Gonzalez in a heartbeat. He got his first goal from a peachy assist coming from Luka Modric. He compounded his tally with a brilliant spot-kick as Gareth Bale was clipped inside the box.

The hat-trick saw himself latching on to a lovely ball from Gareth Bale and hammering it into the back of the net. It was Bale who carved a million-dollar pass for a surging Ronaldo, who made good use of his speed to slam his fourth of the night.


The final nail on the coffin came in the 80th minute as he powered a brilliant effort into the back of the net from a Lucas Vazquez assist.

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