MADRID (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo continued his sparkling form in the Champions League with two goals in Real Madrid's 4-0 victory over FC Copenhagen on Wednesday.
Ronaldo scored with two headers, first meeting Marcelo's long, precise cross in the 24th minute and then capping a creative buildup in the 65th.
He scored a hat trick in Madrid's opening 6-1 win over Galatasaray two weeks ago.
Angel Di Maria made up for several first-half misses against Copenhagen by scoring Madrid's third goal, in the 71st minute, before scoring again in stoppage time.
"The key was the desire we put into the match," Madrid defender Pepe said. "The whole team has worked hard to win the game, and that makes the job easier."
Madrid, under pressure following a poor domestic run and without the injured Gareth Bale, completely dominated the Danish champions at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium and now leads Group B with six points.
Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti said he was pleased with the match, saying it had a good beginning, intensity and balance. "We tried to carry on scoring right into the last minutes, there was a good attitude in the team."
Even Copenhagen coach Stale Solbakken praised Ronaldo, calling him a match-winner. "He is the man of the match with his two goals."
Juventus drew 2-2 against Galatasaray in the other group match on Wednesday and is in second spot with two points.
Madrid took the game to their Danish opponents from the start, with Karim Benzema heading wide with only goalkeeper Johan Wiland to beat.
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