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Malmo FF 0-2 Real Madrid: Highlights and 5 Talking Points

Sachin Bhat
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Modified 01 Oct 2015
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Cristiano Ronaldo is now level with Raul as Real Madrids all-time top goalscorerCristiano Ronaldo drew level with Raul atop the most prolific scorers in the history of Real Madrid as the Portuguese ace struck a brace to bail his side out in a 2-0 win in Malmo. After an uncharacteristic 3-game goal drought, Ronaldo got back on the scoresheet with a cheeky right-footed effort just before the half-hour markand sealed the tie in the penultimate minute with a close range finish.Having been held to a frustrating 0-0 stalemate at home by Malaga at the weekend, Los Blancos bounced back to winning ways with another comfortable victory in the group stage.Here are the five talking points from the game.

#1 Ronaldo just a whisker away from history

ronaldo 500th goal

After drawing a blank on three successive occasions, Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo finally pulled goals for himself as he struck a brace to equalise the club’s all-time record of 323 goals held by Raul. And all he needs is just one more to be outrightly hailed as the most prolific in the history of the club, which can be clinched in the upcoming derby against Atletico Madrid, albeit in enemy territory.

Right from the time the Portuguese has stepped into the Iberian Peninsula after his then world record move of £80 million, records have kept tumbling at a barely believable rate. The former Manchester United star has been worth every penny and this game was just another watershed moment for the magnificent No.7.

Ronaldo collected a through ball from Isco and charged towards the goal, unleashing a ferocious drive for his 500th career goal for club and country. He then doubled his tally for the evening when he latched on to a cross from Dennis Cheryshev to take Real Madrid to the top of the group ahead of PSG.

Amongst all the records that he has made or broken all this while, this one holds a special significance and he can live his long cherished dream on Sunday when they travel a few miles across the city to take on Atletico. 

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Published 01 Oct 2015, 08:55 IST
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