Former United hero Cristiano Ronaldo breaks 79-year-old La Liga record

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Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo created yet more history over the weekend.

Former Manchester United hero Cristiano Ronaldo created yet more history over the weekend as his 17 goals in 10 La Liga games broke a 79-year-old La Liga record

The Portuguese international has somehow become a better player since his record-breaking transfer to Madrid from the Red Devils in 2009 and there seems to be no limits to his potential.

Two weeks ago, the 29-year-old winger surpassed Esteban Echevarria’s record of 14 goals in seven La Liga games set in 1943 by scoring a double in a 5-0 win over Levante.

If that wasn’t enough for Ronaldo, a further two goals against Barcelona and Granada took his season tally to 17 which prompted Spanish football followers to do some researching.

According to the Spanish publication AS, his goal in the 4-0 rout of Granada broke Isidro Langara’s long-standing La Liga record of 16 goals in the first 10 games of the season set way back in 1935.

With Ronaldo jointly holding the Premier League highest scoring record in a single season where he notched 31 during a memorable campaign with United, next up on the list is that La Liga prize.

Lionel Messi’s whopping 50 goals is the target, and while many deemed that a step too far for the former Old Trafford favourite, that no longer seems the case.

Ronaldo’s 17 goals from Madrid’s 10 league games is on average 1.7 goals per game. If he carries on this sort of form over the season, then he could be looking at out-doing is rival by quite some distance.

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