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Real Madrid 3-0 Levante

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Record-breaking Ronaldo in numbers

Cristiano Ronaldo officially became Real Madrid's all-time top scorer with a goal as they beat Levante in La Liga.

The 30-year-old Portugal forward scored his 324th Real goal in 310 games to overtake Raul's record.

The club had already considered Ronaldo the record holder as they credit him with a goal deflected off Pepe in 2010.

Ronaldo's official record-breaking strike came after an hour from just outside the box - either side of goals from Marcelo and Jese.

After scoring twice in a 2-0 win over Malmo last month, Real held a presentation to give Ronaldo a trophy for breaking the record.

Cristiano Ronaldo graphic
Cristiano Ronaldo was presented with the Golden Shoe - for being the top scorer in European leagues last season - before kick-off

The discrepancy dates back to 2010 when a Ronaldo free-kick was deflected in by Pepe.

La Liga considered it a Pepe goal but Real deemed it Ronaldo's - and hence have credited him with various scoring landmarks one strike before anyone else.

New York Cosmos striker Raul, who is retiring in November, was Real's record goalscorer, but took 741 games to score his 323 goals.

Wales forward Gareth Bale was substituted off at half-time of the Levante game for Lucas Vazquez as Real went top of the table.

Barcelona are behind them on goal difference after beating Rayo Vallecano 5-2.

Previous leaders Villarreal host third-placed Celta Vigo on Sunday (11:00 BST).

Line-ups

Real Madrid

  • 1Navas
  • 23Danilo
  • 2Varane
  • 6Nacho
  • 12Marcelo
  • 8Kroos
  • 14Casemiro
  • 16KovacicBooked at 45minsSubstituted forLlorenteat 77'minutes
  • 22IscoSubstituted forJeséat 69'minutes
  • 7Ronaldo
  • 11BaleSubstituted forVázquezat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 13Casilla
  • 18Vázquez
  • 20Jesé
  • 21Cheryshev
  • 28Llorente
  • 29Mayoral Moya
  • 32Lienhart

Levante

  • 13Martínez Andrade
  • 11Morales NogalesBooked at 38mins
  • 5Mate Junior
  • 24FeddalBooked at 13mins
  • 12García García
  • 3García Aranda
  • 18Casadesús Castaño
  • 22Martín-Bejarano SerranoBooked at 58minsSubstituted forLermaat 62'minutes
  • 6Camarasa
  • 14Martí SalvadorSubstituted forGhilasat 53'minutes
  • 20Brum Silva AcostaBooked at 48minsSubstituted forGarcía Santosat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Navarro
  • 8Lerma
  • 10García Santos
  • 15Karabelas
  • 19López Muñoz
  • 23Ghilas
  • 25Mariño
Referee:
José María Sánchez Martínez
Attendance:
63,476

Match Stats

Home TeamReal MadridAway TeamLevante
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home20
Away15
Shots on Target
Home6
Away5
Corners
Home4
Away4
Fouls
Home8
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Real Madrid 3, Levante 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Real Madrid 3, Levante 0.

Attempt missed. Marcelo (Real Madrid) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Simao Mate.

Attempt missed. Nabil Ghilas (Levante) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Víctor Camarasa.

Foul by Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid).

Zouhair Feddal (Levante) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, Levante. Casadesús tries a through ball, but Nabil Ghilas is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Casemiro (Real Madrid) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is too high. Assisted by Marcelo.

Attempt missed. Lucas Vázquez (Real Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Jesé.

Attempt missed. Jefferson Lerma (Levante) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Toño.

Attempt missed. Rubén García (Levante) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Casadesús.

Attempt blocked. Lucas Vázquez (Real Madrid) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Cristiano Ronaldo.

Goal!

Goal! Real Madrid 3, Levante 0. Jesé (Real Madrid) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Lucas Vázquez.

Attempt missed. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Jesé with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Real Madrid. Marcos Llorente replaces Mateo Kovacic.

Substitution

Substitution, Levante. Rubén García replaces Deyverson because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) left footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Jesé following a fast break.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Deyverson (Levante) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Deyverson (Levante) left footed shot from the right side of the box is too high following a corner.

Corner, Levante. Conceded by Nacho.

Attempt blocked. Deyverson (Levante) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Víctor Camarasa.

Attempt missed. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box misses to the right. Assisted by Jesé.

Substitution

Substitution, Real Madrid. Jesé replaces Isco.

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

Foul by Nabil Ghilas (Levante).

Attempt blocked. Víctor Camarasa (Levante) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Juanfran.

Attempt missed. Nabil Ghilas (Levante) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Nabil Ghilas (Levante) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Casadesús with a through ball.

Attempt saved. Deyverson (Levante) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Víctor Camarasa.

Substitution

Substitution, Levante. Jefferson Lerma replaces José Mari.

Attempt missed. Lucas Vázquez (Real Madrid) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Marcelo with a cross.

Attempt saved. Danilo (Real Madrid) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Isco.

Attempt saved. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Booking

José Mari (Levante) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by José Mari (Levante).

Attempt saved. Toni Kroos (Real Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Danilo.

Substitution

Substitution, Levante. Nabil Ghilas replaces Roger.

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Saturday 17th October 2015

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