La Liga: Ronaldo Puts Espanyol To The Sword, Scores Five


Cristiano Ronaldo scored a sensational five goals and became Real Madrid's record goalscorer as his side thrashed Espanyol 6-0 on Saturday. After notching a first-half hat-trick, the Portuguese star turned home Gareth Bale's cross in the 61st minute to score his fourth and take his tally to 229 goals, moving him past previous record holder Raul on the club's scoring charts before he struck again late on.
Ronaldo has achieved the feat in just 203 appearances for the club. To put his scoring record in perspective, Raul's haul of 228 came in 550 games. Karim Benzema also found the net as Madrid ran riot on their travels, meaning Rafael Benitez's side have now taken seven points from three outings at the start of the new domestic season. A sixth should have been forthcoming when he was given another sight of goal late on but, for once, Ronaldo failed to hit the target, firing wide with his left foot. Still, it was a rare failure for the 30-year-old on a record-breaking day. (Goal)

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