Real Madrid must depend on Ronaldo to overcome Europe again
The Portuguese star struck twice in the 2-0 win at Malmo to draw level with Raul as the club’s record-breaking top scorer and show manager Rafa that he remains the go-to fellow for goals. Five hundred and one and trying. Cristiano Ronaldo went past the half-thousand imprint with his two goals against Malmo on Wednesday night furthermore drew level with Raul on 323 strikes for Real Madrid. “We shouldn’t rely on upon him,” Rafa Benitez said in the advance to the game. However, they have to. What Benitez had implied was that Real oblige goals from somewhere else too, and he is right in that sense. Nonetheless, Ronaldo remains the most dependable outlet and he indicated exactly that he is so essential to the club’s Champions League yearnings with both in this match.
The greater part of Cristiano’s eight strikes so far in 2015-16 had come in two matches (five in the 6-0 win at Espanyol and three in the 4-0 triumph at home to Shakhtar Donetsk), however he had neglected to locate the net in his previous two matches. Detecting the open door against a Malmo team likely making up the numbers in Group A, the Portuguese was excited from the start in this match and hit his 500th career goal following 28 minutes when he hooked onto an Isco pass and beat Swedish goalkeeper Johan Wiland with a cool completion. Rafa Benitez’s side has battled to some degree for goals as of late and needed to sit tight until the 90th moment for the second. What’s more, again it was Ronaldo, this time as he jabbed home a cross from Lucas Vazquez. That was his 323rd strike for Real Madrid and saw him reach Raul, the club’s unsurpassed top goalscorer.
His double against Malmo on Wednesday implies he now drives the scoring charts in Europe with 82 in the mainland rivalry, while he sits at the highest point of the tree close by Raul for Madrid strikes and has 501 by and large in his career for club and nation in only 753 recreations. It is a surprising record and despite the fact that Benitez will need others to chip in and assist him with trip as Madrid look for flatware in 2015-16, their best any expectations of trophies this term lie with the productive Portuguese. So depending on small time may not be perfect, but rather Madrid’s title trusts all depend on Ronaldo. Fortunately for them, he’s just about incredibly tried and true.