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Ronaldo hat-trick & Benzema’s super scissors help Real Madrid cruise to victory at Ajax
Ajax 1 – Real Madrid 4 (Champions League, October 3, 2012) (Alternative highlights.) Cristiano Ronaldo fired Real ahead with a close range finish moments before the halftime whistle. Having finished the first half on a high, Karim Benzema doubled Real’s advantage seconds into the second half with a brilliant scissors-kicked finish. Ajax got a foothold in the match when Niklas Moisander buried a header in a 56th minute corner. Cristiano Ronaldo put the match to bed when he curled a tidy shot into the far corner inside the final 15 minutes, and in the 81st minute Cristiano Ronaldo completed a hat-trick with a lovely dinked over Vermeer.
- Updated: October 3, 2012