RONALDO HAS A PLACE IN HISTORY - BENITEZ
become Real Madrid's all-time top goalscorer in La
Liga and the coach insists there is more to come
Rafael Benitez says Cristiano Ronaldo has
cemented his place in history after he became Real
Madrid's all time top goalscorer in La Liga, with five
goals in Saturday's 6-0 win over Espanyol.
The Portuguese attacker overtook Raul as the
club's leading marksman in the league, ending the
game with 230 goals in 203 games ahead of the
Spaniard's 228 in 550.
And Benitez was full of praise for the club's
talisman after the game, but insisted that his team
were not perfect despite the massive away win.
"The numbers speak for themselves. He has a
place in history," he told reporters. "I hope that he
continues to add to his tally.
"I like to talk about the team when they achieve a
result of this magnitude and you can't do anything
but highlight the six goals and the five Ronaldo
"There are always things to improve on and that's
what we have to do. I say that without vanity but
Los Blancos have scored 11 and are yet to concede
after three league games and the coach is pleased
with the balance and fluidity they are playing with.
"This is going to be an attacking side that will go out
to attack, always based on team balance and
respecting the defensive side of the game," he
"The forwards have freedom in their movements,
and they move around so intelligently, which was
the key. And we were able to capitalise on that
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