Stats as Ronaldo beats Raul’s goal record vs Deportivo

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Ronaldo's confidence boost vs Deportivo in numbers

Cristiano Ronaldo surpassed Raul (12) to become the topscorer of the Real Madrid-Deportivo fixture with 13 goals to his name.

The hour mark passed by and Cristiano Ronaldo’s 2018 goals account remained empty — much to the frustration of Real Madrid fans and the amusement of those who obsess about him the most, also known as his “haters”. Having already provided a smart backheel assist for Luka Modric to make it 4-1, Los Blancos’ all-time topscorer finally ended his goal drought in the 78th minute.

It represented his 100th shot in La Liga this season and only his fifth goal in the competition. In other words, that strike meant a miserable 5% goal conversion rate he’ll want to drastically improve in 2018 even if the league title race is virtually over. With this objective in mind, CR7 added another six minutes later; at a pricey cost, however.

Ronaldo’s head collided with Fabian Schär’s high boot and resulted in this:

All in all, Deportivo have proven to be favorable opponents for Cristiano Ronaldo whose first ever competitive Real Madrid goal occurred in August 2009 in a 3-2 win against the 1999/2000 Spanish Primera Division winners. Eight and a half years down the line, the 32-year-old has surpassed four 100-goals milestones for Florentino Perez’s club. At the Bernabeu on Sunday afternoon, he collected goals number 423 and 424 for the Spanish giants.

“I’m sure when Gareth scored his 2nd Goal, 99% of you thought ‘Gareth is the new boss of Real Madrid, CR7 is finished.’ CR7 will be the best until 41 Years Old, I told you,” tweeted infographics account @Twitugal to warn the naysayers.

Real Madrid 7-1 Deportivo La Coruna marked Ronaldo’s 10th game and ninth win against the Galicians. He is yet to taste defeat against them.

On Sunday, Ronaldo’s individual performance was marked by a 97% pass accuracy, seven shots, three successful take-ons, and one chance created. He may not be fully “back” and safe from his unlucky spell but his double and assist are a reminder that Ronaldo is not finished. No, he’s not.

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