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La Liga – derby of Madrid: Atletico 0-3 Real Madrid

Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick in this one-way derby and gives Real a 4 points cushion over FC Barcelona on top of La Liga. 
Coach Zidane comments:

“I’m not sure if it was our best performance since I arrived. We played a great game right from the beginning against tough opposition in a stadium where it is difficult to come and win. We read the game well, went in strong and I am happy with what we did because very few teams come here and win 0-3.

“I am satisfied because it is not easy. The first 45 minutes were phenomenal. We had a few difficulties at the start of the second half, but it is normal because of the pressure the opposition put you under. After that we plugged away keeping up the good work we were doing. We had the right intensity against a tough rival who always make life hard for us here. We didn’t lose the ball much.

Before the match it was 50-50. We started very well, perhaps the result is a bit harsh on our opponents but we did a great job and we’re happy with Cristiano’s three goals and the work everyone put in. We read the game very well defensively as well”.

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