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Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti believes Cristiano Ronaldo has a "unique gift" after the Portugal forward played a starring role in a 5-1 demolition of Elche on Tuesday night.
Only three days after netting his 24th hat-trick for the club in their 8-2 victory over Deportivo La Coruna, Ronaldo went one better with goals in the 28th, 32nd, 80th and 90th minutes to set Real on their way to a third win of the Primera Division season.
Ronaldo is now Madrid's third highest league goalscorer - behind Raul and Alfredo Di Stefano - on 187, and Ancelotti feels he more than merits the attention.
– Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti
He doesn't like playing with his back to goal - he wants to look for spaces on the wing to be facing goal.
The movements he makes are very quick and that's why they come as a surprise. He is always in just the right position because he has a unique gift for movement.
He needed a period of time in which to work; he has done that with the discipline and professionalism that he has. He's in very good physical shape, he's motivated and he's scoring a lot of goals.
Gareth Bale believes more British players should play abroad at some stage in their career.
The 25-year-old winger left the comfort of the Barclays Premier League last summer when he joined Real Madrid from Tottenham for a world-record £85million transfer fee.
– Bale speaking to The Independent ahead of Saturday evening's Madrid derby at the Bernabeu.
I think the most important thing is you feel it's the right move. If you feel you're going to play, then I would encourage a British player to go abroad.
I've enjoyed every minute of it, the new culture, the new life. I felt like I wanted to challenge myself. It's down to the player himself whether he can kick on.
I definitely feel I can keep improving every season, improve my game in training every day. We're expected to try to win every trophy. We want to win every trophy. We'll give our best.
Watch Gareth Bale's double in Andorra which secured all three points for Wales in their opening Euro 2016 qualifier.
The Real Madrid star was later compared to Lionel Messi by manager Chris Coleman.