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SK Stat Attack: Ronaldo makes La Liga history as Real Madrid extend their unbeaten run against Gijon

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Ronaldo, Real Madrid and Zidane all rewrote the record books against Sporting Gijon

MADRID, SPAIN - NOVEMBER 26:  Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid scores Real's first goal from the penalty spot during the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and Real Sporting de Gijon at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on November 26, 2016 in Madrid, Spain.  (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)
Ronaldo was on the scoresheet against Sporting Gijon to bring up another milestone.

Real Madrid’s 2-1 win over Sporting Gijon saw plenty of records tumble as Los Blancos extended their unbeaten run in all competitions. Cristiano Ronaldo was also on the scoresheet against a spirited Gijon, breaking plenty of La Liga and personal milestones with a couple of goals on an evening that saw Madrid extend their lead over Barcelona to seven points atop the La Liga table.

Madrid made a storming start to the game, with Ronaldo scoring from the spot in the 5th minute after Lucas Vazquez was fouled. The Portuguese superstar swiftly followed that up with a header from Nacho’s left-wing cross to make it 2-0 to Madrid in the 18th minute. Carmona’s 35th minute strike set the cat among the pigeons, with Gijon missing a penalty in the second half and the chance to earn a draw.

Here are the stats from a record – breaking night in La Liga:


1 – Cristiano Ronaldo became the first player in La Liga history to score 30+ goals in seven consecutive calendar years.

1 – Cristiano Ronaldo also became the first player ever to score 50+ goals for club and country in six consecutive calendar years.

100 – Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 100 braces for Real Madrid in his career, in all competitions.

101 – Real Madrid have scored 101 goals in 2016 – Only Barcelona (104) have more in Europe’s top 5 leagues.

1 – The penalty awarded to Real Madrid in the 3rd minute was the fastest in La Liga in the 21st century, and the first given at the Bernabeu this season.

28 – Since 2012/13, Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 28 headers in the league, 5 more than any other player of Europe’s top 5 leagues.

150 – Ronaldo’s penalty was his 150th La Liga goal at the Bernabeu.

424 – Ronaldo’s penalty ended a run of 424 minutes without a home goal in La Liga, last scoring on 10th September in the Bernabeu.

10 - Ronaldo is the top scorer in La Liga with 10 goals, with Leo Messi and Luis Suarez behind him on 8 goals.

31 – Zinedine Zidane’s Real Madrid equalise the second-longest unbeaten run of a Real Madrid side, with Carlo Ancelotti going 31 games unbeaten in 2013/14, 3 short of the all-time record of 34 games unbeaten in 1988/89

86 – Zinedine Zidane has 86 points in his first 33 games – better than any other manager in La Liga history.

20 – Real Madrid’s undefeated start to the season in all competitions is their longest in 20 years – they last did it in 1996/97

81.8% – Zinedine Zidane has the best win rate of all of Real Madrid’s managers in La Liga history.

4 – Four of the last five penalties that Keylor Navas has faced have not gone in the net.

6 – Sporting Gijon have managed to find the net in each of their last 6 games at the Santiago Bernabeu.

60 – Real Madrid average 3 goals a game in all competitions, having scored 60 goals in 20 games this season.


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