Coral’s top 10 Madrid strikes as Cristiano Ronaldo levels Raul record
Cristiano Ronaldo joined club legend Raul Gonzalez as Real Madrid’s most prolific goal scorer after dispatching twice against Swedish side Malmo in their Champions League Group A clash, also taking his total career tally past 500.
The Portugal superstar’s brace also saw him edge further ahead of record-rival Lionel Messi as the deadliest finisher ever in Europe’s elite club competition, and he could take an unattainable lead in those standings with his Barcelona counterpart sideliend for two months.
After Ronaldo’s latest milestones, Coral bring you 10 of his best strikes for the Galacticos.
In the Copa del Rey final, Ronaldo jumped highest to ferociously connect with an Angel di Maria cross from the left, sensationally heading home the eventual winner over Madrid’s bitter rivals.
The Galacticos are 5/1 to lift a record 11th European crown this term and add to their incredible silverware collection since Ronaldo arrived on the scene.
Another sublime strike past the Catalan giants, but this time Ronaldo makes it himself. The Bernabeu hitman audaciously flicks the ball over a helpless Gerard Pique before composing himself for a second, then rifling home past Victor Valdes.
Atletico Madrid 2012
With one thumping swing of his right foot, Ronaldo produced one of his best ever set-pieces against city rivals Atleti. The Portugal skipper unleashed an unstoppable strike from long-range, beating Thibaut Courtois and leaving commentators in disbelief.
Ronaldo has always had a clinical instinct in El Clasico since arriving in Spain and this superb finish from a tight angle, after making a perfect run across the Barcelona defence, proves exactly that.
Arguably Ronaldo’s best goal on our list! The rampant forward picks the ball up in a seemingly unthreatening position, but somehow manages to send a 30-yard thunderbolt into the top corner, leading to a memorable La Liga celebration.
Manchester United 2013
Not one of his most outstanding finishes, but definitely one of Ronaldo’s most memorable. Having sealed a then-world record switch to Real from the Red Devils, the former Old Trafford star returned to his old stomping ground to inflict misery on his previous club.
Twisting and turning in the Galatasaray penalty area, Ronaldo’s rapid movement and trickery sees him find space to blast home Madrid’s sixth goal in a Champions League demolition.
In the dying minutes of a vital La Liga clash last year, Ronaldo produced this magical, yet unorthodox finish to help Madrid fight back against Valencia. This effort was voted goal of the season for the 2013/14 campaign, and rightly so!
Bayern Munich 2014
On Real’s path to claiming a historic La Decima, Ronaldo was on hand to help dethrone the reigning European champions Bayern, with this fantastic free-kick getting the better of Manuel Neuer.
Having previously enjoyed success in front of goal against Liverpool during his United days, Ronaldo again clinically dispatches past the Reds at Anfield during a Champions League meeting. One that Man Utd fans would have enjoyed!