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Forgotten man Kaka scores hat-trick for Real

Updated: 2012-09-27 13:31

MADRID - Kaka, who has yet to play for Real Madrid in an official game this season, gave a reminder of his abilities with a hat-trick in his team's 8-0 rout of Colombia's Millonarios in the annual Santiago Bernabeu Trophy on Wednesday.

Forgotten man Kaka scores hat-trick for Real

Kaka (C) of Real Madrid celebrates with Sami Khedira after scoring during the Santiago Bernabeu Trophy match between Real Madrid and Millonarios CF at Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, on Sept 26, 2012. [Photo/CFP]

The Brazil international, who cost Real 65 million euros ($83.46 million) three years ago, appears to be surplus to requirements in Jose Mourinho's team with Mesut Ozil or new signing Luka Modric preferred in the playmaking role.

"He (Kaka) played very well, as has the whole team," Mourinho told a news conference.

"Kaka and the other players have done enough to bring their names to the coach's attention."

Kaka started in a weakened side and bagged three goals, one from the penalty spot, as Real swept to victory.

The 30-year-old has failed to live up to expectations and shown only flashes of his former brilliance in an injury-interrupted three years since to joined Real from AC Milan.

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