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. Ronaldo said his league-leading 19th and 20th goals of the season "were for Eusebio," the former Benfica star who died on Sunday at the age of 71. "He was very close to me and helped me a lot," Ronaldo said of his countryman. "He is a mythic figure, and for me today is a very sad day." Before the match Ronaldo locked arms with his teammates on the centre circle and turned his gaze upward during a minute of silence for Eusebio at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium. Hours before in Lisbon, tens of thousands of people turned out to pay tribute to the 1965 Ballon dOr winner, who is considered among the best players of all time. "I appreciate the acts of homage made here at the stadium and throughout Spain," Ronaldo said. "Its important to feel the sympathy from Spain and the rest of the world." Ronaldo moved one goal ahead of Atletico Madrids Diego Costa as the Spanish leagues top scorer by finding the net in the 82nd minute and again in stoppage time from a cross by substitute Gareth Bale on his return from a three-week injury layoff. Celtas attack, led by midfielder Rafina Alcantara, created the clearest chances of the match until Benzema broke through from close range in the 67th with his ninth goal in league play this campaign. Madrids win after the leagues two-week winter break left it five points behind Barcelona and Atletico, who play each other in the next round in the Spanish capital. "In the first half we were a little slow and the team wasnt well balanced," said Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti. "They had too many counterattacks. (But) its normal after the Christmas break. In the second half we played with more intensity." Also, Villarreal striker Ikechukwu Uche scored a hat trick and Jeremy Perbet added two more goals in a 5-2 win at Rayo Vallecano. Celta, coached by former Madrid and Barcelona player Luis Enrique, played the hosts to a standstill in the first half while enjoying the best scoring opportunities. Striker Charles had a great look six minutes in but failed to beat goalkeeper Diego Lopez one-on-one, and Rafina, younger brother of Bayern Munichs Thiago, had a shot that looked goal-bound when it deflected off a defender in the 37th. Bale had been warming up on the touchline since the half-hour mark, and coach Carlo Ancelotti sent him on in the 65th. Charles wasted Rafinas through ball moments later by sending his chip shot well wide, and soon the game swung in the hosts favour when Benzema fended off his marker and redirected substitute Jese Rodriguezs short pass into the net. "The truth is we had problems in the first half, but I think you could see the change after Bale and I went on," Jese said. With Celta still threatening to equalize, Ronaldo charged forward to meet Dani Carvajals cross and sweep it home. Ronaldo struck again in added time, banging in a cross from Bale to complete his brace a week before FIFA announces the Ballon dOr winner. Ronaldo is a finalist along with Barcelonas Lionel Messi and Franck Ribery of Bayern. "They have some of the best players in the world, and they punish you if you give them half a chance," Rafina said. The defeat pushed Celta into the relegation zone. Villarreal had taken a 5-0 lead before Nery Castillo managed to pull a pair of goals back to give Rayos fans at Vallecas Stadium some recompense for supporting their team through a dreadful first hour. Villarreal restored its hold on sixth place and the final Europa League spot, while Rayo was left in the drop zone after a fifth consecutive home defeat. Cheap Air Max 270 Ireland
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. "The more booing we get the better weve done today. I dont blame the people to be honest, its in their genes. They love Ferrari." It was Vettels third career win at Monza -- his first was with Toro Rosso in 2008 and then Red Bull in 2011 -- his sixth of the season and 32nd overall, moving him even with Alonsos win total. He was more emotional than usual, shaking his head vigorously in celebration and letting out his trademark high-pitched whoop as he celebrated his third win in the past four races, then pumping his fist several times as he walked up the podium steps. Massa finished fourth ahead of German drivers Nico Hulkenberg -- a seasons best for Sauber -- and Nico Rosberg, who was sixth on a poor day for Mercedes. There was light rainfall before the race, but the sunshine returned as Vettel started from pole for the 40th in his career and first since the Canadian GP in June. Roared on by thousands of flag-waving tifosi, Ferrari had a point to prove and Alonso brilliantly overtook Webber on the outside and then zoomed ahead of Massa. After 10 of 53 laps, Vettel led Alonso by about 5 seconds, but engineers told him that his front right tire had taken some damage on turn 1 and Alonso began to make up time. Vettel pitted on lap 24, switching from medium to hard tires, followed shortly by Webber and Massa, but Alonso stayed out until lap 28 as leading drivers chose a one-stop strategy. In his last European race before he retires from F1 at the end of the season, Webber got his first podium at Monza. "Good battle with Fernando," the Australian said. "Last time in Monza, so thank you very much." Briton Paul di Restas race lasted a few seconds after he sustained damage to the front left tire of his Force India car. He appeared to hit the back of Romain Grosjeans Lotus and stewards were investigating the incident. Hamilton started from 12th after his worst qualifying performance this campaign and finished ninth. "Thats it for the Championship now," said Hamilton, who won the F1 title in 2008. China NFL Jerseys Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys NFL Jerseys Cheap Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap Basketball Jerseys Online Stitched Hockey Jerseys Wholesale Baseball Jerseys Football Jerseys Outlet College Jerseys For Sale Cheap MLB Jerseys Wholesale Soccer Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys For Sale Wholesale NFL Jerseys
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