Former Manchester United superstar Cristiano Ronaldo broke yet another record as he found the net for an 11th successive game during Real Madrid’s El Clasico 3-1 win over Barcelona.
Many questions were raised over the Portuguese winger’s potential form this season following the sale of former teammate Angel Di Maria to the Red Devils.
Ronaldo was one of the biggest beneficiaries of the United man’s whopping 17 La Liga assists last year and the bond between the two players was increasingly evident over the summer.
Di Maria’s departure, however, has seemingly spurned Ronaldo on further to prove he is the world’s greatest player and his start to the season has been nothing short of phenomenal.
Following last weekend’s two-goal haul at Levante, the 29-year-old goal machine broke a 71-year-old La Liga record as a result of netting 15 times in his first seven league games of the season.
If that was not quite enough for the former Sporting Lisbon academy product, then his penalty during the 3-1 victory over Barcelona yesterday broke yet another record – his own 10-game goal-scoring streak.
The last time he failed to find the net at club level was on August 22, a match where Los Blancos were downed 1-0 in the second leg of their SuperCopa tie with Atletico Madrid.
With games against minnows Granada, Rayo Vallecano, Eibar and Basilea sandwiched in-between a Champions League clash with an out-of-form Liverpool, it would take a brave man to bet against Ronaldo continuing his amazing scoring streak over the next few weeks.
Watch Ronaldo score in his 11th consecutive match for Real Madrid: