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Cristiano Ronaldo becomes Real Madrid's all-time La Liga scorer

Cristiano Ronaldo made history on Saturday by becoming Real Madrid's all-time leading goal scorer in La Liga.

Ronaldo scored five goals in Real's 6-0 victory over Espanyol, including a first-half hat trick. It was the second career five-goal game for the 30-year-old Portuguese forward. Both have come with Real Madrid, and Ronaldo is also the first player to achieve that for the Bernabeu club.

Cristiano Ronaldo broke his scoring drought in style.

The handful of goals gave Ronaldo a total of 230 goals in La Liga, surpassing the previous Real Madrid mark of 228 set by Raul. The former Los Blancos striker needed 550 matches to reach his total, while the Portuguese achieved the feat in just 204 league games.

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Ronaldo also now has sole possession of fourth on the career La Liga scoring list and, with his 28th career Spanish league hat trick, he extended another of his records.


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