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La Liga News: 13 April 2016; Cristiano Ronaldo Stars in Real Madrid Win, Getafe Hire Juan Esnaider

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Ronaldo hat-trick inspires Madrid to comeback win -
Cristiano Ronaldo was at his destructive best as a sensational hat-trick left Wolfsburg's dreams in tatters. Real Madrid needed a minor miracle to reach the UEFA Champions League semi-finals for the sixth season running, and Ronaldo was just the man to perform it. The 31-year-old wiped out the deficit with two goals inside 90 seconds early on, and then sealed victory with a free-kick that found a gap in a poorly formed wall and, from there, the back of the net.

Cristiano Ronaldo steals the show with hat-trick against Wolfsburg | Sky Sports
It was quite a night for Dani Carvajal. Restored to Real Madrid's Champions League line-up, he provided the catalyst for both first-half goals. Luka Modric impressed too with his ceaseless prompting, earning his loud ovation when substituted just before the close.

Zinedine Zidane's Real boost as he gets it right against Wolfsburg | Sky Sports
An unexpected victory in El Clasico had people believing, but its importance was largely symbolic. It's progression in the Champions League that's the priority - the competition that has become an obsession for Real Madrid and represents their best hope of silverware this season.

Cristiano Ronaldo sets TWO new Champions League records -
And in the process, the 31-year-old set two new Champions League records. He his hat-trick was his third in the competition this season - no other player can match that - nor can anyone else say they have scored 15 or more goals in the Champions League in two different campaigns.

The spirit of Casemiro - Brazilian holds key to comeback hopes for Zidane & Madrid -
Less mystique, more realism. Real Madrid hope to produce a famous fightback on Tuesday night by beating Wolfsburg at the Santiago Bernabeu and advancing to the semi-finals of the Champions League. Forget Juanito, Los Blancos must instead invoke the spirit of Casemiro.

Real Madrid 'closing in on £32million deal for Eden Hazard' - TEAMtalk
Hazard has been heavily criticised for his performances this season, and has failed to score in the Premier League since April 2015. The 25-year-old has been a shadow of the player who was crowned PFA Player of the Year last season, guiding the Blues to the Premier League title.

Leicester City in 'advanced negotiations' to sign La Liga player - Sport Witness
Reports in Spain claim Sporting Gijon defender Luis Hernandez could be heading to the Premier League in the summer. Sporting Gijon are in danger of getting relegated this season, but Hernandez's performances haven't gone unnoticed with several sides interested in signing the defender.

Getafe hire Juan Esnaider as their new coach amid relegation fears | Sky Sports
Getafe have hired Argentine coach Juan Eduardo Esnaider after sacking Fran Escriba on Monday in an attempt to avoid relegation from La Liga. Esnaider is familiar with the club, having been an assistant there from 2009 to 2011, and will begin his reign with a fiery derby against city rivals Real Madrid on Saturday, live on Sky Sports.

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