Real Madrid ace Cristiano Ronaldo struck another hat-trick as they thrashed Sevilla 6-2 yesterday.

The Portugal forward scored twice and Jose Maria Callejon was credited with the second as Real responded to last weekend's 3-1 Clasico loss at home to Barcelona by taking a 3-0 first-half lead, though Pepe was sent off shortly before the break.

The impressive Angel Di Maria added the fourth and, after Jesus Navas pulled a goal back but Sevilla's Manu Del Moral followed Pepe in seeing red, Ronaldo netted his 111th goal in 112 appearances for the club from a penalty and Hamit Altintop and Alvaro Negredo traded late goals.