SI Staff
Tuesday December 8th, 2015

It took Cristiano Ronaldo all of 11 minutes to net the fourth Champions League hat trick of his career on Tuesday. Then he added another goal for good measure.

Ronaldo scored at the end of the first half then three more early in the second half of Real Madrid's group finale vs. Malmo at the Bernabeu, scoring four goals in a 20-minute span as part of Real's 8-0 drubbing.

Ronaldo started his onslaught from a free kick, which has been a point of contention in his game recently. Ronaldo laced a low, bounding effort inside the far post from about 25 yards out in the 39th minute, capping a dominant half for Real Madrid, one in which he had also set up Karim Benzema for a pair of early goals (Benzema finished the match with a hat trick).

Just under two minutes into the second half, Ronaldo was in the right place to touch home a deflected ball in the Malmo box. Two minutes after that, he got on the end of Danilo's cross and hit a low effort by goalkeeper Johan Wiland.

He notched his fourth off a feed from Isco in the 59th minute, making a near-post run and finishing with a thunderous right-footed effort.

The goals give him 88 career Champions League tallies, which is the most all-time and nine more than Lionel Messi, who is next closest. He has a record 11 goals in this season's group stage, six more than the next closest players.

Watch all four of his goals on Tuesday below:

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