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Thursday 8 December 2016

Ronaldo breaks Raul Real Madrid goals record

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates a goal against Espanyol during their Spanish first division soccer match in Cornella de Llobregat, near Barcelona, Spain, September 12, 2015
Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates a goal against Espanyol during their Spanish first division soccer match in Cornella de Llobregat, near Barcelona, Spain, September 12, 2015

Athletic Bilbao ended a dismal run of two defeats when Aritz Aduriz struck twice and Raul Garcia scored on his debut to help the Basque club to a 3-1 victory at home to Getafe in La Liga yesterday.

Lionel Messi came off the bench to earn champions Barcelona a 2-1 victory at Atletico Madrid on Saturday while Cristiano Ronaldo hit five goals in a 6-0 romp at Espanyol to become Real Madrid's record La Liga scorer.

Barca's victory preserved their perfect start to the season and they lead on a maximum nine points from three matches, three ahead of 2013-14 champions Atletico who are sixth.

Real have seven points in second place after Ronaldo took his tally in Spain's top flight to 230, overtaking former Real striker Raul's total of 228.

Villarreal also have seven points in third thanks to a 3-1 win at Granada yesterday.

Celta Vigo and Eibar can make it three wins out of three and join Barca on nine points when they host promoted Las Palmas and play at Malaga respectively later on Sunday

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