CR7 Performance at Real Madrid in 2010 –11 season

CR7 was handed number 7 shirt for Real Madrid with the departure of Raul during the summer 2010. Against Racing de Santander, he scored four goals. These were the most goals Ronaldo had ever scored in a single match. It completed the goal scoring run of six successive matches in which he scored in each match and totally scored 11 goals. It is the most CR7 has scored in a single month. Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 2nd La Liga hat-trick of the season in a 5-1 victory over Athletic Bilbao on 20 November. Ronaldo’s final match of the calendar year saw him score a hat-trick in a 8-0 victory over Levante.

CR7 during a friendly game against Peñarol before the beginning of the season

CR7 during a friendly game against Peñarol before the beginning of the season

In 2011, Real Madrid acknowledged that CR7 had broken numerous goal scoring records of classic players such as Manuel Alday, Alfredo Di Stefano and Hugo Sanchez. After this acknowledgement, he began with a very promising outlook.

CR7 began his scoring spree by scoring 2 important goals in a 3-2 win away to Getafe. Ronaldo then consolidated his splendid performances by scoring a hat-trick. On 9 January, he assisted Kaka in a 4-2 win over Villarreal. He scored a hat-trick in a 7-0 victory over Malaga on March 3, 2011. Ronaldo was affected by a muscle injury at the end of the match. The injury forced him to spend ten days on the sideline.

CR7 Performance at Real Madrid in 2010 –11

Real Madrid's Portuguese forward CR7 celebrates with his teammate Gareth Bale after scoring a penalty

Real Madrid’s Portuguese forward CR7 celebrates with his teammate Gareth Bale after scoring a penalty

Ronaldo made another terrific comeback from injury in April, sustaining a three game scoring streak including two goals in Champions League quarter final against Tottenham Hotspur. Thus he arrived to the first of a historical series of four El Clasico encounters two goals short of breaking Ronaldo’s personal record of forty two goals in all competitions in a single season.

Cristiano Ronaldo scored from the penalty sport and too his tally to 41 goals during the second league edition of El. He also took his scoring streak to four games. In the 103rd minute of the Copa del Rey final, CR7 scored the winning goal against Barcelona on 20 April. CR7 scored four goals in a 6-2 win against Sevilla on 7 May. These four goals took Ronaldo to 46 for the season which surpassed his previous record of forty two goals in a season while playing for Manchester United.

Ronaldo reached 49 goals, three days later for the season by scoring another hat-trick in a 4-0 victory over Getafe. After scoring two free kick goals in a 3-1 victory against Villarreal, Ronaldo equaled the La Liga record with most goals in a season with thirty eight on 15 May. This record was previously held by Telmo Zarra and Hugo Sanchesz. Ronaldo scored two goals in the last league match of the season against Almeria on 21 May. Thus he took his Pichichi total to 41 and La Liga total to forty. He became the only player to win the trophy in two different leagues.

Cristiano Ronaldo also broke Zarra’s record of most goals per minute by scoring goal every 70.7 minutes. His record breaking figures became a source of major attention from public media. He was rated as world’s best footballer. He ended his second season at Real Madrid with a total of 53 goals in all competitions.

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