Manchseter United’s loanee, Javier Hernandez netted six goals in eight starts as Real Madrid keep up a tight of Barcelona at the top of La Liga with a 4-2 win over Celta Vigo.
Chicharito on current form scores a goal every 83 minutes with a scoring ratio that is only two minutes short of Lionel Messi who nets once every 81 minutes.
The Mexican international put his team in the Champions League semi-finals in midweek after scoring a late winner against Atletico Madrid and in Baliados on Sunday night he scored twice to keep Real in the title race.
His strikes against Celta Vigo were of the highest quality and stands the chance of contesting for one of the best goals of the season – who knows if his goals bring trophies to the Santiago Bernabeu, Real might even be tempted to sign him permanently.
The game was the perfect tonic for anyone who had sat through Arsenal v Chelsea earlier on Sunday. Both sides flew forward from the off and their ambition was rewarded though for Real Madrid the reward was ultimately far greater.
They fell behind after nine minutes when former Barcelona player Nolito took advantage of poor Real Madrid defending. Sergio Ramos lost his boot and was reduced to running back towards goal with it in his hand.
And without him Rafael Varane, Alvaro Carvajal and Asier Illaramendi all failed to stop Nolito as he tricked his way in from the left-hand channel and shot past Iker Casillas.
Real Madrid responded on the quarter-hour when Cristiano Ronaldo crossed from the right. The ball was cleared straight to Toni Kroos who picked his spot well to fire Madrid level with his second goal of the season.
On 24 minutes Real were ahead and it was man of the moment in the Spanish capital Hernandez who got the goal. Rodriguez was involed in the build-up but he still had plenty to do when he received the ball cutting in from the right to shoot past Sergio Alvarez.
Celta Vigo, hoping to do their former coach Luis Enrique a big favour, did not retreat and they were level on the half hour when but it was real who carried the day.
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