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November 30, 2013 2:00 PM EST
Estadio Santiago Bernabéu — Madrid
Referee:‬ Pedro Pérez‎
Attendance:‬ 68655‎
 
33′ Gareth Bale
 
 
64′ Gareth Bale
 
89′ Gareth Bale
 
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Gareth Bale
Gareth Bale
Real Madrid
Gareth Bale
Gareth Bale
Real Madrid
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Daniel Larsson
Daniel Larsson
Valladolid
Diego Mariño
Diego Mariño
Valladolid

Real Madrid 4-0 Valladolid: Bale hat trick inspires Ancelotti's men to victory

The Welshman bagged a treble and had a hand in another as the Santiago Bernabeu side kept in touch with the Liga leaders

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Gareth Bale starred with a hat trick in Cristiano Ronaldo's absence as Real Madrid eased to a 4-0 win over Real Valladolid at Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday.

The hosts may have been without their talisman and top scorer, as he sat out with a thigh problem, but creating goalscoring opportunities was not an issue as they dominated from the start.

After they had squandered numerous chances, Bale was on hand soon after the half-hour mark to head into an empty net following good work by Angel Di Maria and the Wales international was involved again a couple of minutes later as the hosts doubled their lead.

This time, he turned provider for Karim Benzema - the Frenchman scoring for the fifth successive league game, the first time he has managed that feat in Spain.

The world's most expensive player got his second just after the hour mark with a close-range finish before completing his hat trick in the 89th minute with a similar strike to complete a resounding win.

Coach Carlo Ancelotti made three alterations to the side that comfortably beat Almeria 5-0 in its last league match, with Alvaro Arbeloa and Asier Illarramendi joining Ronaldo in missing out.

Valladolid's team, meanwhile, included only one change from their loss to Osasuna, as Fausto Rossi replaced German midfielder Patrick Ebert.

The game's first chance arrived after only three minutes when Sergio Ramos - linked with a move away from the club in the buildup - rose highest to meet Xabi Alonso's corner, but the Spain defender's header flew over.

Just a few minutes later, Di Maria went even closer as his audacious half-volley looped over goalkeeper Diego Marino, only to come back off the crossbar and hit the shot-stopper before going out of play.

After pressing, Madrid eventually got the breakthrough after 33 minutes when Di Maria's powerful cross-shot was palmed straight to Bale, who headed into an empty net for his fifth La Liga goal.

And it doubled the lead within three minutes, with Bale integral again. This time, the winger crossed from deep and Benzema calmly nodded the ball past Marino.

The visitors were far livelier in the second half and although Madrid controlled possession, Zakarya Bergdich threatened on the counter as he beat Ramos before shooting at Diego Lopez.

Benzema thought he had doubled his tally in the 61st minute when he tapped in Bale's squared pass, but the Frenchman's effort was ruled offside.

Ancelotti's men did have a third less than two minutes later, however.

Bale played Marcelo in down the left and when the Brazilian's low cross was partially intercepted, the Welshman was in the right place to sweep home.

And the former Tottenham man completed the scoring a minute from time as he slotted past Marino from inside the six-yard box, thanks to more good work by Marcelo, as he grabbed his first Real Madrid hat trick in perfect style, with left-footed, right-footed and headed finishes.


Real Madrid

25
3.00
3
Pepe
Defender
71′
3.00
4
Sergio Ramos
Defender
3.00
12
Marcelo
Defender
89′
3.50
15
Daniel Carvajal
Defender
3.00
11
Gareth Bale
Midfielder
33′ 36′ 64′ 89′
5.00
14
Xabi Alonso
Midfielder
3.50
19
Luka Modric
Midfielder
3.00
22
Ángel Di María
Midfielder
74′
3.50
23
Isco
Midfielder
3.00
9
Karim Benzema
Striker
36′ 74′
3.50

Valladolid

3.00
35
Diego Mariño
Goalkeeper
2.50
4
3.00
6
2.50
17
3.00
-
2.50
-
G. García
Defender
3.50
-
Fausto Rossi
Midfielder
2.00
-
2.50
-
Sastre
Midfielder
81′ 85′
2.50
18
Álvaro Rubio
Midfielder
3.00
9

Substitutes

1
Iker Casillas
Goalkeeper
 - 
18
 - 
2
Llorente
Defender
 - 
16
Casemiro
Midfielder
 - 
24
 - 
20
 - 
21
Morata
Striker
74′
 - 

Substitutes

 - 
1
Jaime
Goalkeeper
 - 
2
 - 
-
 - 
8
2.50
-
Omar
Midfielder
46′
 - 
-
H. Osorio
Striker
85′
 - 
9
Manucho
Striker
74′

Coach/Manager

-
3.50

Coach/Manager

 
  • Goal
  • Own Goal
  • Penalty
  • Penalty Missed
  • Yellow Card
  • Assist
  • Penalty Save
  • Penalty Shootout Goal
  • Penalty Shootout Miss
  • Yellow Card / Red Card
  • Red Card
  • Substitution IN
  • Substitution OUT
  • Injury
  • Goal.com Rating
  • Goal.com Man of the Match
  • Goal.com Flop of the Match
  • Top & Flop Global Ranking
  • Fans' Man of the Match
  • Fans' Flop of the Match
Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Cristiano Ronaldo Cristiano Ronaldo
Striker
Real Madrid
28 6
Diego Costa Diego Costa
Striker
Atlético de Madrid
27 5
Lionel Messi Lionel Messi
Striker
Barcelona
25 6
Karim Benzema Karim Benzema
Striker
Real Madrid
17 0
Alexis Sánchez Alexis Sánchez
Striker
Barcelona
17 0