Real Madrid 6-3 Girona: Cristiano Ronaldo Hits Four In Rout

Cristiano Ronaldo showed his self-confidence by saying that he'll always believe he's the best

Ronaldo, 33, produced another clinical display for Los Blancos this weekend, with four goals in a 6-3 victory over Girona at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu.

Both Real and Barca have nine league matches remaining, including May's Clasico at the Nou Camp.

"Ronaldo is very important to us, he transmits an energy across the whole group", said Zidane.

However, Real found top gear after the break as Lucas Vazquez (58) and two more from Ronaldo (48, 64) raced the hosts into a 4-1 lead.

"We scored twice in the first half and could have really finished them off, then in the second half we took our foot off the pedal without realising", Barca coach Ernesto Valverde told a news conference.

The Portuguese star now sits just three goals behind Lionel Messi on La Liga's top scorer's chart - a feat made even more remarkable by the fact that the early part of his season was marred by a five-match suspension for pushing a referee and a poor run of form.

We have scored many goals in four or five games at the Bernabeu, which we didn't do at the start of the season. When Cristiano plays well the team plays well.

Ronaldo collected the 2017 Quina Award on Monday which is given to Portugal's best player
Ronaldo collected the 2017 Quina Award on Monday which is given to Portugal's best player

Zidane then introduced Gareth Bale and Luka Modric for Asensio and Mateo Kovacic with the Welshman getting on the score-sheet to score Madrid's fifth shortly after coming on.

Madrid were rampant as Nacho Fernandez headed against the bar and Ronaldo's hat-trick arrived in the 64th minute, the simplest of tap-ins after Bono parried Benzema's effort. "I'm not happy with the three goals conceded and that has to be improved, we have to work on it", added Zidane.

"Cristiano's ambition is tremendous".

"But I also want to highlight his colleagues, who help him a lot".

Messi scored for the sixth consecutive game in the 2-0 win and with Atletico Madrid losing to Villarreal on Sunday - it now looks certain, the league title is heading to Barcelona.

Set-piece woes: "Girona are a risky team at set pieces and you can concede one goal, but three. we were lacking concentration".

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