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Watch Cristiano Ronaldo's latest work of magic, which ended with his 18-yard blast vs. Espanyol

By The SI Staff
January 31, 2016

Cristiano Ronaldo can be a wizard with the ball at his feet, and he turned in the latest example Sunday vs. Espanyol.

Ronaldo displayed nifty dribbling before lacing a left-footed golazo from the top of the box in Real Madrid's match, helping the club race out to a 4-0 lead by halftime. Ronaldo's goal came in the 45th minute, as he raced down the right channel, cut back on his defender and split two more with a smooth dribble before firing away. 

Ronaldo had scored earlier in the match on a penalty kick, adding to goals from Karim Benzema and James Rodriguez, and he capped off a hat trick–his 35th with Real Madrid and record 29th in La Liga–late on with a header. Watch his golazo below:

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​With the 6-0 win, Real Madrid climbed within four points of league-leading Barcelona, though the defending champion has a game in hand. Atletico Madrid is in second place after Saturday's 2-1 loss to Barça, trailing by three points.

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