Raphael Varane: 'Cristiano Ronaldo is special and spectacular'

Raphael Varane of Real Madrid CF heads the ball beside Ragnar Sigurdsson of FC Copenhagen during the UEFA Champions League match between Real Madrid CF and FC Copenhagen at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on October 2, 2013
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Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane lavishes praise on Cristiano Ronaldo.

Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane has praised his "special and spectacular" teammate Cristiano Ronaldo.

The Portuguese netted his 23rd career hat-trick for Madrid with a treble in Saturday's 5-1 win over Real Sociedad.

"Cristiano is special and spectacular - he gives his best in every match," Varane told the club's official website.

"The first half was very good in attack and defence. We are very proud of how we played.

"We always try to play like we did in the first half. We're are improving the way that we are playing and we have to keep working hard to improve every day."

Ronaldo has now scored 225 goals in 216 games for Madrid.

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