La Liga 2016/17: Stats - Records broken as Ronaldo's hat-trick inspires Real Madrid to 4-1 win over Alaves
Real Madrid romped to a 4-1 win away to Deportivo Alaves, being inspired by Cristiano Ronaldo’s heroics. After Deyverson gave Alaves a shock lead in the 7th minute, Ronaldo drew level with a penalty scored in the 17th minute, which brought up a personal milestone.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s 17th minute penalty was his 350th league goal in 466 games over his career. For Sporting Clube de Portugal, he scored 3, for Manchester United he scored 84 goals and for Real Madrid he has scored 265 goals, as his two subsequent goals, in the 33rd and 88th minute took his tally to 352 league goals.
In between, Ronaldo also missed a penalty, while Alvaro Morata scored to complete the rout.
350 – Cristiano Ronaldo notched up his 350th goal in league competitions with his opening penalty in the 17th minute against Alaves, adding another two to his tally by the end of the game.
43 – Cristiano Ronaldo has now scored 43 career hat-tricks. Interestingly, he’s never done that in a friendly game, while only scoring one hat-trick for Manchester United.
3 – This is Real Madrid’s 3rd longest unbeaten streak in their history, going level with 26 games without defeat they managed in 2010 as well.
1 - The only save Fernando Pacheco has made against Real Madrid was the penalty taken by Cristiano Ronaldo.
38 – Cristiano Ronaldo is the highest hat-trick scorer among La Liga players, in all competitions. Lionel Messi is a close second with 36 hat-tricks.
560 – Cristiano Ronaldo has now scored a staggering 560 goals in his professional career.
7.8 – The regularity with which Ronaldo scores hat-tricks is unheard off, as his 31st La Liga hat-trick has come in only 243 games.
7 – Alvaro Morata is Real Madrid's top scorer this season with 7 goals in all competitions.
2015 – Cristiano Ronaldo last scored and missed a penalty in December, 2015.
4 – Cristiano Ronaldo has missed 4 out of his last seven penalties.
10 – Real Madrid have been involved in 10 penalties this season, with 3 awarded in their favour while 7 have been given against them.
29 – Cristiano Ronaldo has now scored 29 penalties in La Liga since 2012/13, at least 9 more than the next highest.
31- Cristiano Ronaldo has scored against ALL 31 opponents he has faced in La Liga.
58 – Out of the 61 teams that Cristiano Ronaldo has faced with Real Madrid, he has scored against 58 of them, a success rate of 95%.
1 – Real Madrid were awarded two penalties against Alaves, which was the first of this season in the league.
7 – Ronaldo’s first penalty in the 17th minute was his first scored in over seven months.
2 – Deyverson is the first player to score against both Barcelona and Real Madrid this season.
2010 – Real Madrid failed to keep a clean sheet for the 9th consecutive match. It last happened in March of 2010.
2 – In their last 15 competitive games, Real Madrid have only kept a paltry two clean sheets.
1931 - At home, Alavés have won just one game against Real Madrid in La Liga, the first one they played, 2-0 in March 1931