Cristiano Ronaldo Scores 200th La Liga Goal in 178 Games with 23rd Hat-Trick

Mark Patterson@@MarkPattersonBRUK Staff WriterDecember 6, 2014

MADRID, SPAIN - DECEMBER 06:  Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid celebrates after scoring Real's opening goal during the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and Celta Vigo at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on December 6, 2014 in Madrid, Spain.  (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)
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Cristiano Ronaldo's assault on the record books continued with his 200th goal for Real Madrid in La Liga.  

The Portugal international raised the landmark in just his 178th game—and with his 23rd La Liga hat-trick to boot.

Guess who scored again for Real Madrid? Yep. Cristiano Ronaldo. 23rd La Liga hat trick, a new record. Real 3-0 Celta Vigo.

— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) December 6, 2014

Gol número 21 de Ronaldo en Liga. #Realmadrid 1-0 #Celta https://t.co/yZ6c9OlNAr

— SdC_oficial (@Oficial_SdC) December 6, 2014

The first was a contentious penalty after it appeared that he dived to win it, but the second was a classy finish he rifled home.

En Vivo. Goool de Cristiano. Real Madrid 2-0 http://t.co/ckII675UDL https://t.co/5TSrxhGeCR

— Depor.pe (@deporpe) December 6, 2014

And the third felt somewhat inevitable, as Real Madrid defeated Celta Vigo to march to their 18th straight victory—another Ronaldo-inspired club record.