Former Manchester United hero Cristiano Ronaldo makes Real Madrid history

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Real Madrid attacker Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice in the 3-0 victory over Getafe.

Former Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo became Real Madrid’s best ever goalscorer in La Liga away matches following his double in the 3-0 victory over Getafe.

The Portuguese winger has broken a number of records this season, writing his name into the club’s history books as a result of an astonishing run of form.

After breaking a 79-year-old record for most goals after 10 La Liga fixtures, Ronaldo followed that up with the record of most strikes in a single season before the turn of the year.

If that wasn’t enough, his World Club Cup win with Real Madrid completed yet another personal Grand Slam of awards – the only player to do it twice having previously achieved the feat with the Red Devils.

The Ballon d’Or award ensued, rather inevitably, and now the 29-year-old has claimed yet another personal achievement this weekend.

His double in the 3-0 victory over Getafe ensured his place at the very top as Madrid’s greatest goalscorer in La Liga away games – surpassing Raul’s previous record of 87 goals.

Ronaldo has 89 goals in 92 away games since trading Old Trafford for the Santiago Bernabeu in 2009, and has scored in every top-flight stadium bar one – Real Sociedad’s Anoeta – David Moyes’s new hunting ground.

There isn’t much left in terms of records for the 29-year-old to break, but one record which he remains on course to smash is Lionel Messi’s incredible 50 La Liga strikes in one season.

In 17 La Liga matches this campaign, Ronaldo has scored a whopping 28 goals. It would certainly take a brave man to bet against him from outdoing his Argentine rival.

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