Former Manchester United winger Cristiano Ronaldo netted twice as Real Madrid beat Eibar 4-0.
Former Manchester United hero Cristiano Ronaldo set a new achievement on Saturday as his two goals against Eibar mean that he has now fired goals past 19 of the current La Liga teams.
The 29-year-old goal machine has been breaking numerous records since leaving the Red Devils for Madrid in 2009, but this season seems to have gone beyond the realms of normality.
After just 11 league fixtures games, Ronaldo has now found the net 20 times – breaking a 79-year-old La Liga record and his own personal run of scoring in consecutive matches.
Following his two-goal haul on Saturday at minnows Eibar, over the previous five years the Portuguese wizard has found the net at some point against all 20 of La Liga’s current teams.
It’s a unique feat not matched by Argentine rival Lionel Messi, or by any other player in Europe’s top five leagues for that matter.
Ronaldo’s current average of 1.8 goals per game is ahead of Messi’s record rate of 1.6 over the course of the 2011-12 season, and much further ahead of United’s top scorer Wayne Rooney at 0.44.
In fact, since the official forming of the La Liga 15 players have been awarded the league’s top scorer award with fewer goals while another seven claimed the Pichichi award with 20 strikes.
If, and it’s a big if, the former Sporting academy prodigy keeps up his run of form, then it’s possible for him to total more than 60 league goals for the season – an unhuman-like record which could last an eternity.