Wednesday, April 11th, 2012
Atletico Madrid 1 – Real Madrid 4 (La Liga, April 11, 2012) (Longer highlights.) Atletico showed fight early on and it took a special strike to break the deadlock – Cristiano Ronaldo slamming home an absolute howitzer of a free-kick into the corner. Early in the second half the stadium erupted as Radamel Falcao scored a trademark booming header to equalise for Atletico. The game swung Real’s favour midway through the second half, Cristiano Ronaldo claimed another sensational smash goal for his second golazo of the game. It was game over and the hat-trick with seven minutes to go – Cristiano Ronaldo setting a new La Liga record of 20 away goals in a season from the penalty spot. Jose Callejon claimed number four to complete a fine win for Jose Mourinho’s side as well as continue Atletico’s woeful record against their bitter rivals.
Individual highlights: Cristiano Ronaldo.