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Football: Classy Ronaldo double eases Madrid past Osasuna

Published on Apr 27, 2014 6:05 AM
Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo (second from left) celebrates his second goal against Osasuna with teammates during their La Liga match at Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on April 26, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP

MADRID (AFP) - Real Madrid maintained their bid for an historic treble as two stunning strikes from Cristiano Ronaldo helped them to a comfortable 4-0 win over Osasuna at the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday, April 26, 2014.

The World Player of the Year opened the scoring early on with a dipping effort from the edge of the area and repeated the trick just after half-time with another rasping drive that found the top corner.

Sergio Ramos added a third shortly after and Dani Carvajal rounded off the scoring seven minutes from time with a looping header to move Real back to within three points of La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid with four games remaining.

Real's focus now turns to trying to reach a first Champions League final in 12 years when they travel to face Bayern Munich in the second leg of their semi-final on Tuesday holding a 1-0 lead from the first leg.

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