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Ronaldo hat-trick fires Madrid into quarter-finals

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Cristiano Ronaldo responded to missing out on the Ballon d'Or by hitting a stunning hat-trick as Real Madrid beat Celta Vigo 4-0 to reach the Spanish Cup quarter-finals on Wednesday. 

Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo (R) vies with Celta's defender Carlos Bellvis during the Spanish Copa del Rey football match at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on January 9, 2013. Real Madrid beat Celta 4-0.

Trailing 2-1 from the first leg of their last-16 tie, Portuguese star Ronaldo hit two early openers before settling the tie with three minutes remaining to calm his team's nerves after Sergio Ramos had been sent off with 17 minutes to go.

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