Top 7 Cristiano Ronaldo goals for Real MadridJuly 10, 2018
Cristiano Ronaldo’s nine year spell at Real Madrid has come to an end with the Portuguese attacker joining Italian champions Juventus for around €100 million on Tuesday.
In his time at the Bernabeu, Ronaldo scored 450 goals in 438 games whilst winning two La Liga titles, two Copa del Rey’s, two Spanish Super Cup’s, four Champions League’s, three UEFA Super Cup’s and three FIFA World Club Cup’s as well as five Ballon D’Or’s (four whilst at Real Madrid) amongst a huge list of individual honours.
Here’s our pick of the best seven goals from Real Madrid’s number seven:
7: Manchester United (h) – 2013
Number seven on our list is Ronaldo’s header against former club Manchester United in their Champions League clash back in 2013.
It is well known that the Portugal captain has one of the best leaps in world football and this goal showed that perfectly as he rose beautifully to head home Angel Di Maria’s cross.
6: Marseille (a) – 2009
Ronaldo scored a high number of free-kicks for Los Blancos but his best came in his debut season against Marseille in the Champions League at the Stade Velodrome.
He notched two goals in the game including this pinpoint free-kick to seal top spot for Real in Group C and send Marseille spinning out as they were pipped to second spot by AC Milan.
5: Galatasaray (a) – 2013
In 2013, Real Madrid travelled to Istanbul in Group B of the Champions League to take on Galatasaray in their group opener and they couldn’t have made a better start, hammering the Turks 6-1.
Ronaldo grabbed a hat-trick on the night but it was his third goal deep into stoppage time that particularly stood out. Receiving the ball from Karim Benzema on the left, he skipped in between three defenders with a couple of exquisite stepovers before slamming the ball into the back of the net as Real won in style.
4: Levante (h) – 2012
Ronaldo’s first La Liga title for Madrid came in the 2011/12 season, a year in which he was on terrific goal scoring form, finding the net 46 times in 38 league games. One of his best efforts that season came in February’s 4-2 win over Levante at the Bernabeu.
This game saw Ronaldo grab another hat-trick, his second of which was the best of the bunch. Gonzalo Higuaín found him on the wing before he cut inside and fired an amazing dipping effort into the net from 30 yards out.
3: Osasuna (a) – 2012
Another goal from that season came at El Sadar in a 5-1 thumping of Osasuna. The first of Cristiano’s double made it 2-0 not long before half time and was simply breathtaking.
He had the ball in the middle of the Osasuna half and when no-one closed him down, he decided to let fly from 35 yards and the defence could do nothing but watch as the ball arrowed into the top corner of the net.
2: Sevilla (h) – 2013
Ronaldo scored twice in Real Madrid’s home clash with Sevilla in the 2012/13 season. His double included this finish to make it two in Los Blancos’ 4-1 win.
After the ball came to him on the edge of the area, a quick stepover saw him evade Hedwiges Maduro before striking the ball with his weaker left foot into the bottom left corner of the net to the delight of the home crowd.
1: Juventus (a) – 2018
Despite scoring a whopping 450 goals for Real Madrid, there is no debating which goal was his best. His fantastic overhead kick earlier this year in the Champions League, ironically against new side Juventus, beats the rest of his efforts.
Real of course won the Champions League in Ronaldo’s last year at the club, beating Liverpool in the final, but it was the quarter final first leg with Juve that he lit up with his ridiculous overhead kick from Dani Carvajal’s right wing cross helping Los Blancos to a 3-0 away win.
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