The recent loss against Dortmund verified a risky trend for Real Madrid. The Spanish giants have been displaying signals of weaknesses when playing away from home this season and are struggling to pick up any momentum when not at the Bernabéu.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s amazing goal charge this season means the Portuguese star moves into this weekend’s match with the chance of becoming the seventh all-time record goal scorer in La Liga at Real Madrid.
If the striker scores in Mallorca, he will be equal with two club legends Pirri (José Martínez Sánchez) and Emilio Butragueño, who tabbed up 123 goals each for the Spanish giants. Ronaldo requires one goal to emulate the two Real stars, which means it is just an issue of time before he breaks their records.
Pirri netted 123 times in 417 league games, despite the fact that he was a central midfielder and sometimes a sweeper. The former Real net buster talked about Ronaldo’s accomplishment earlier today, praising the for Manchester United man highly.
“He’s a pure goal-scorer and an all-round striker. He can score with his head or with both feet. He gets up and down the pitch rapidly and has good power. He’s got almost everything and has proven what a great player he is,” Pirri said.
Emilio Butragueño, who shares the seventh spot with Pirri in the goal-scorers’ chart, was nicknames ‘The Vulture’ for scoring 123 times in 341 matches, and he was also quick to praise the striker.
“Ronaldo always gives 100%. I used to be a striker and I admire him. His goal record is unbelievable,” he said.
Next in Ronaldo’s sights is Ferenc Puskas’s record, who scored 126 goals in 428 games. Raúl González occupies the top spot with 228 goals, followed by Alfredo De Stéfano (216), Santillana (186) and Hugo Sánchez (164).
Cristiano Ronlado is sitting pretty at the top of the goalscorer charts, not only in Spain, but across all of the top leagues in Europe. The Portuguese superstar has notched up 16 goals in all competitions this season, with an average of more than one per game, which makes him highest scorer of all major European leagues in Italy, Spain, England, France and Germany.
Real Madrid have played eight games in the Spanish La Liga championship, in which Ronaldo has scored nine goals. In the Champions League he is top of the table with five goals in three games.
CR7 will try to keep his streak going and remain seated on his throne, as Lionel Messi follows closely with 15 goals in all competitions this season. Chasing the two men considered to be fighting it out for the best player in the world is Radamel Falcao, who is forcing the world class strikers to keep looking over their shoulders with his 12 goals this season.
Ronaldo now back in Madrid following international duty for Portugal has little time to spend being as he put it sad knowing that his team face an important match away to Seville.
Already five points behind leaders Barcelona who are expected to win their match against Getafe this weekend Jose Mourinho’s team know that they cannot allow the gap to get any wider than it already is for them to have any chance of regaining the title.
“I would like to reaffirm, without being concerned about contracts, that my focus is solely on winning every game and every available trophy with the essential company of my teammates and all Madridistas,” Ronaldo said in a statement on Wednesday, when he trained with his teammates.