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Cristiano Ronaldo closes in on Pichichi record
AFP, May 11th, 2011 1:30AM

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The Spanish league title may be (all but) lost, Cristiano Ronaldo has his sights on a Spanish record.

The Portuguese scored his seventh hat trick of the season and upped his goal total to 36 as Real Madrid defeated city rival Getafe, 4-0, at the Santiago Bernabeu on Tuesday.

Ronaldo's 36 goals put him five goals ahead of Barcelona's Lionel Messi and within two goals of the all-time Pichichi record, which is held by Real Madrid's Mexican forward Hugo Sanchez (1990) and Athletic Bilbao legend Telmo Zarra (1951).

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