Ronaldo-esque: Cristiano da Silva scores hat-trick of free-kicks for Kashiwa Reysol v Vegalta Sendai (Video)

Ronaldo-esque: Cristiano da Silva scores hat-trick of free-kicks for Kashiwa Reysol v Vegalta Sendai (Video)

Something pretty special took place in Japan on Boxing Day.

Kashiwa Reysol and Vegalta Sendai played out a 3-3 draw in the Emperor Cup on Boxing Day.

Kashiwa Reysol were crowned winners of the match, on penalties but were thankful to Brazilian Cristiano da Silva for a hat-trick.

And, it wasn’t just any hat-trick. All three goals came from direct free-kicks.

In truth, Cristiano Ronaldo’s free-kicks have not been the greatest for Real Madrid in recent years, but Cristiano da Silva, a 28-year-old Brazilian does resemble the Portuguese superstar somewhat.

The third free-kick was a 116th minute equaliser for Kashiwa…

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