Spanish La Liga
Espanyol0Real Madrid6

Espanyol 0-6 Real Madrid

Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo also scored five in a 9-1 La Liga win over Granada on 5 April

Cristiano Ronaldo became Real Madrid's record scorer in La Liga after hitting five goals in a demolition of Espanyol.

Ronaldo has 230 goals in the Spanish top flight, passing Raul's tally of 228, and is now the fourth-highest scorer in the competition's history.

The Portugal forward hit three inside the first 20 minutes, one a penalty, before Karim Benzema made it 4-0.

Ronaldo, previously without a goal in eight games for club and country, added two more in the second half.

The 30-year-old's record-breaking total has come in just 204 league games for Real following his £80m move from Manchester United in 2009.

Goal drought? What goal drought?

La Liga's all-time top scorers
PlayerClubsYears in La LigaGoals
1. Lionel MessiBarcelona2004-287
2. Telmo ZarraAthletic Bilbao1940-1955251
3. Hugo SanchezAtletico MadridReal MadridRayo Vallecano1981-1994234
4. Cristiano RonaldoReal Madrid2009230
5. RaulReal Madrid1994-2010228

Ronaldo needed just seven minutes to end his eight-game goal drought, which covered pre-season friendlies as well as Real's opening two La Liga games of the season.

He curled in the opening goal from Luka Modric's pass, before adding a second from the penalty spot following a foul by Espanyol defender Victor Alvarez.

The forward completed his hat-trick by converting a Gareth Bale cross, then claimed an assist by feeding Benzema to add a fourth with just 28 minutes gone.

Ronaldo did not score again until just past the hour mark, with Bale again the provider, and rounded off a comprehensive win by finishing from Lucas Vazquez's pass towards the end.

Line-ups

Espanyol

  • 13López
  • 23Arbilla
  • 15CianiSubstituted forMontañés Claveríasat 45'minutes
  • 22González SoberónBooked at 16mins
  • 3Duarte
  • 8Sevilla López
  • 4Sánchez MataSubstituted forJordán Morenoat 65'minutes
  • 16López RodríguezSubstituted forCañasat 45'minutesBooked at 66mins
  • 5Álvarez Delgado
  • 20Caicedo
  • 7Moreno Balagueró

Substitutes

  • 1Bardi
  • 11Montañés Claverías
  • 14Cañas
  • 18Fuentes Hernández
  • 19Jordán Moreno
  • 24Raíllo Arenas
  • 28Sylla Diallo

Real Madrid

  • 1Navas
  • 15Carvajal
  • 3Pepe
  • 4RamosSubstituted forVaraneat 75'minutes
  • 12Marcelo
  • 14Casemiro
  • 19ModricSubstituted forKovacicat 56'minutesBooked at 69mins
  • 22Isco
  • 11Bale
  • 7Ronaldo
  • 9BenzemaBooked at 36minsSubstituted forVázquezat 62'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Varane
  • 8Kroos
  • 13Casilla
  • 16Kovacic
  • 17Arbeloa
  • 18Vázquez
  • 20Jesé
Referee:
Iñaki Vicandi Garrido
Attendance:
27,395

Match Stats

Home TeamEspanyolAway TeamReal Madrid
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home14
Away15
Shots on Target
Home3
Away8
Corners
Home5
Away6
Fouls
Home19
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Espanyol 0, Real Madrid 6.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Espanyol 0, Real Madrid 6.

Attempt missed. Felipe Caicedo (Espanyol) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Joan Jordán.

Salva Sevilla (Espanyol) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Daniel Carvajal (Real Madrid).

Anaitz Arbilla (Espanyol) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid).

Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Pau.

Attempt saved. Lucas Vázquez (Real Madrid) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Cristiano Ronaldo.

Foul by Gerard Moreno (Espanyol).

Casemiro (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Daniel Carvajal (Real Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Isco following a corner.

Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Álvaro González.

Attempt missed. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Mateo Kovacic with a through ball.

Foul by Paco Montañés (Espanyol).

Mateo Kovacic (Real Madrid) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by José Cañas (Espanyol).

Isco (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Joan Jordán (Espanyol).

Mateo Kovacic (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Espanyol 0, Real Madrid 6. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Lucas Vázquez.

Foul by Felipe Caicedo (Espanyol).

Daniel Carvajal (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Real Madrid. Raphael Varane replaces Sergio Ramos.

Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Álvaro González.

Attempt missed. Salva Sevilla (Espanyol) right footed shot from very close range is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Gerard Moreno (Espanyol) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Paco Montañés with a cross.

Foul by Víctor Álvarez (Espanyol).

Lucas Vázquez (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Joan Jordán (Espanyol) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Víctor Álvarez with a cross following a set piece situation.

Booking

Mateo Kovacic (Real Madrid) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Paco Montañés (Espanyol) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Mateo Kovacic (Real Madrid).

Booking

José Cañas (Espanyol) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by José Cañas (Espanyol).

Mateo Kovacic (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Espanyol. Joan Jordán replaces Víctor Sánchez.

Attempt missed. Víctor Sánchez (Espanyol) left footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Anaitz Arbilla following a corner.

Corner, Espanyol. Conceded by Marcelo.

Substitution

Substitution, Real Madrid. Lucas Vázquez replaces Karim Benzema.

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