Ronaldo’s brace sinks Sevilla

Ronaldo’s brace sinks Sevilla

Five-time Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice as Real Madrid put in a sensational first-half performance to blow Sevilla away.

Real – only above fifth-placed Sevilla on goal difference before kick-off – led through Nacho’s close-range effort.

Ronaldo had only scored two La Liga goals all season before converting Marco Asensio’s through ball and then scoring a penalty.

Toni Kroos finished off a great move and set up Achraf Hakimi for the fifth.

With all the goals coming in the first half, Real eased up after the break and Sevilla never threatened any kind of comeback.