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1 goal, 2 assists: Ronaldo produces masterclass in 700th appearance

Former Manchester United hero Cristiano Ronaldo celebrated his 700th official match in style.

Former Manchester United superstar Cristiano Ronaldo celebrated his 700th official match with a bang as he helped Real Madrid to an impressive 4-0 win at Granada.

The Portuguese international winger has made 116 appearances for his country and now 584 at club level, representing Los Blancos, United and Sporting Lisbon.

The 29-year-old seems to be progressing season upon season, and his level now is frighteningly better than his best during a successful stint with the Red Devils.

His goal against Granada, his 17th in nine La Liga games, helps him close in on a European record of 18 goals in the first 10 matches of a domestic season held by Ruud van Nistelrooy while at PSV in 1998.

But surprisingly, his 700th appearance wasn’t all about his devastating finishing in front of goal - his ability to create for his teammates came to the fore as well.

According to Whoscored.com, the two-time Ballon d’Or winner took 56 touches, made five key passes and assisted two of Madrid’s four goals with one being a delightful flick for fellow strike partner Karim Benzema.

He did manage to get himself on the scoresheet, firing in the opener following superb work from Dani Carvajal and Karim Benzema.

Having already broken his scoring streak and extending it to 12 straight club games, he’s now not far off breaking yet another record and next up in his way is Liverpool in midweek at the Santiago Bernabeu.

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