On this day in 2012, Cristiano Ronaldo made history by scoring five goals in a single game for Real Madrid against Granada. The Portuguese superstar broke multiple records during the match, cementing his place as one of the greatest footballers of all time.
Ronaldo’s first goal came in the 26th minute, as he latched onto a through ball from Mesut Ozil and calmly slotted the ball past the Granada goalkeeper. He doubled his tally just six minutes later, firing a fierce shot into the top corner from the edge of the box.
The 28-year-old completed his hat-trick just before half-time, heading in a corner from Ozil. It was the 17th hat-trick of Ronaldo’s career, and his first for Real Madrid in over a year.
Ronaldo’s fourth goal of the game was a stunning free-kick from just outside the box, which curled into the top corner and left the Granada keeper with no chance. It was a trademark Ronaldo strike, showcasing his incredible technique and precision.
The fifth and final goal came in the 90th minute, as Ronaldo pounced on a loose ball in the box and fired it into the net. It was a fitting end to a truly remarkable performance, and one that will be remembered for years to come.
Ronaldo’s five-goal haul broke several records, including becoming the first player in La Liga history to score five goals in a single game twice. He also became the fastest player to score 50 goals for Real Madrid, achieving the feat in just 53 games.
The game also marked Ronaldo’s 300th appearance for Real Madrid, and he celebrated in style by putting in one of the best individual performances in the club’s history.
Ronaldo’s incredible talent and prolific scoring record have made him one of the most successful and celebrated footballers of all time. He has won numerous accolades throughout his career, including five Ballon d’Or awards, and has scored over 700 career goals.
His five-goal haul against Granada is just one of many memorable moments in his illustrious career, and a testament to his incredible skill and determination on the field. Ronaldo will forever be remembered as one of the greatest footballers of all time, and his record-breaking performance against Granada is just one example of his incredible talent.