Mariano joined the list with his brace against
Villarreal.With Mariano’s brace in the win over Villarreal, Real Madrid players have now scored twice in the same game on eleven occasions this season. Five different players have achieved the feat: Benzema was first, against Girona, on LaLiga match day 2. Next up were Asensio and Isco, coincidentally in the same game, the Copa del Rey last-thirty-two return leg against Melilla. In the same competition at the quarter-final stage, captain Sergio Ramos then bagged his own double in the first leg against Girona.
The standout man in this respect through, is undoubtedly Karim Benzema, who has scored twice in the same game on seven occasions: five in LaLiga (Éibar and Leganés at the Bernabéu, and Valladolid, Espanyol and Girona away), one in the Group Stage of the Champions League against Viktoria Plzen and another in the Copa del Rey quarter-finals against Girona. Aside from these doubles, madridistas have managed two hat-tricks: Bale’s in the Club World Cup against Kashima Antlers and Benzema’s against Athletic at the Bernabéu.