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Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo on the verge of creating history

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Real Madrid face Getafe on Saturday with plenty still at stake for one particular player.

Former Manchester United superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is on the verge of breaking his own personal goal scoring record as Real Madrid take on Getafe at the Santiago Bernabeu in the season finale.

Since trading the Red Devils for the Spanish capital in the summer of 2009, the Portuguese attacker has terrorised La Liga defenders and scored for fun.

His current record stands at an extraordinary 222 Spanish top-flight goals in 199 encounters, with his highest tally being 46, and 60 in all competitions, during the 2011-12 campaign.

Despite a dip over the past two seasons, the 30-year-old has exploded once again over the past ten months with 45 league goals in 34 games and 58 for the campaign as a whole.

However, for all of his efforts, Los Blancos have endured a thoroughly disappointing last few months resulting in a Copa Del Rey and Champions League exit plus surrendering of the La Liga title to eternal rivals Barcelona.

This weekend’s final game of the season against Getafe is very much a dead-rubber for the team, though for Ronaldo there is still plenty at stake as he stands on the verge of history.

Two goals will see him better his best La Liga scoring campaign, a hat-trick will see him record his best ever scoring season, whereas five goals will see him equal Lionel Messi’s La Liga record 50-goal haul.

While it’s a tad far-fetched, as proven during Madrid’s 9-1 thrashing of Granada two months ago, it’s certainly not beyond Ronaldo to hit such heights, nor should his will to make it happen be questioned.

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