Real Ronaldo Back for Madrid
February 24, 2015
Turning 30 can be tough… It even appeared to affect the football God Cristiano Ronaldo! Around the time of his birthday at the beginning of February the Real Madid megastar went a whole 3 games without scoring a goal…. Yep that’s a drought if you’re CR7. But he put things right against Schalke in the Champions League last week, netting his 73rd goal in the competition to go 2 behind leading goal scorer… you guessed it Lionel Messi. And now he’s back bashing them in La Liga! Ronaldo rounded off a comfortable to 2 nil win for the league leaders against Elche to put them 4 points clear of rivals Barcelona with 14 fixtures remaining.
Ronaldo Returns to La Liga Score Sheet
It was no stunner against Elche but Ronaldo’s effort was his 29th in the Spanish League this season. The prolific Portuguese winger went 3 ahead of a rejuvenated Lionel Messi after the Argentine failed to find the net in Barcelona’s shock home defeat to Malaga. Real Madrid’s main man is just 2 goals away from achieving the same amount of League goals he bagged last season but still has some way to go to reach the 46 La Liga goals he hit in the 2011/2012 campaign. The Portugal Captain’s 69th minute strike at the Estadio Manuel Martínez Valero also saw him move up to third on Real Madrid’s all-time top scorers. The forward scored the 290th goal of his Madrid career to climb above Carlos Santillana. He’s now 33 goals behind Raul’s record of 323.
Real Returning to top Form?
Real Madrid appear to be getting back on track after a shaky start to 2015. They began the year with a loss against Valencia which ended their club record 22 game winning streak. They were then bundled out of the Copa Del Ray by city rivals Athletic Madrid before the same opposition showed no love on Valentine’s Day, dispatching Los Blancos 4 nil in La Liga. But after 3 consecutive 2-0 wins including a first leg away victory in Germany in the Champions League; the current Kings of Europe are starting to look the Real deal once more.
Real Madrid are aiming to become the first ever team to win consecutive Champions Leagues since the competition’s transformation in 1992, with no club yet to retain their title. And while an eleventh success this season would create history; Real Really want to do the double! They’re in pole position in La Liga and if they win 13 of their next 14 league games the trophy is theirs. That’s right they could even afford a loss to Barcelona in the ‘El Classico’ on March 22 and still finish first.