Champions League - Group A
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By Timothy AbrahamBBC Sport
Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 501 goals in 753 matches for club and country

Cristiano Ronaldo equalled Raul's all-time goals record for Real Madrid and took his career tally to 501 with two against Malmo in Sweden.

The Portugal international opened the scoring in the Champions League Group A match when he latched on to Isco's pass and clipped the ball home.

The 30-year-old added a second late on with a simple finish after he was teed up by substitute Lucas Vazquez.

Ronaldo's second saw him draw level with Raul's club total of 323 goals.

"I am glad to come to Sweden and score again," Ronaldo said. "The most important thing is to win. It was a tough game, Malmo were difficult, but we controlled the game and scored two goals so we are happy."

Real Madrid's victory over the Swedish champions maintained their 100% start in the Champions League, having beaten Shakhtar Donetsk 4-0 in their opening match thanks to a Ronaldo hat-trick.

Paris St-Germain are behind Real on goal difference after they also made it back-to-back wins with a 3-0 victory over Shaktar in Lviv.

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Ronaldo's magical numbers

Former Spain striker Raul, now with New York Cosmos, hit 323 goals in 741 appearances for Real between 1994 and 2010.

However, Ronaldo has needed a mere 308 games to match him having joined Real from Manchester United in July 2009.

He has also matched Raul's Champions League tally of 66 goals for Real Madrid and is the competition's top scorer with 82 goals - five more than Barcelona's Lionel Messi on 77.

Ronaldo's second goal was the 500th of his career in his 753rd match for club and country.

Raul and Cristiano Ronaldo
Raul and Ronaldo played the 2009-10 season together at Real Madrid

What they said about it

Real Madrid coach Rafael Benitez said he hopes "Ronaldo doesn't ever stop scoring" and that Real "can keep benefiting from him".

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Real defender Alvaro Arbeloa praised Ronaldo's achievements as "incredible" and says his team-mate "is already a myth and a legend of Real Madrid".

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What next for Ronaldo?

The stage is set for Ronaldo on Sunday when Real travel to the Vicente Calderon Stadium for the Madrid derby against Atletico, and few would bet against him overtaking Raul's record there.

You can follow the next segment of the Ronaldo show with our live text commentary on the game on Sunday, which will also feature coverage of Borussia Dortmund's match with Bayern Munich.

Line-ups

Malmö FF

  • 1Wiland
  • 3Tinnerholm
  • 21Árnason
  • 17Bengtsson
  • 13YotúnBooked at 78mins
  • 20RodicSubstituted forWolff Eikremat 67'minutes
  • 6Lewicki
  • 8Kofi Adu
  • 23BergetBooked at 36mins
  • 28DjurdjicSubstituted forCarvalho da Silvaat 81'minutes
  • 9RosenbergBooked at 21mins

Substitutes

  • 5Rakip
  • 11Mehmeti
  • 19Wolff Eikrem
  • 22Sana
  • 25Carvalho da Silva
  • 26Vindheim
  • 29Andersson

Real Madrid

  • 1Navas
  • 15Carvajal
  • 2Varane
  • 6Nacho
  • 17Arbeloa
  • 14CasemiroBooked at 37mins
  • 8Kroos
  • 22IscoBooked at 75minsSubstituted forCheryshevat 84'minutes
  • 16KovacicBooked at 11minsSubstituted forVázquezat 73'minutes
  • 7Cristiano Ronaldo
  • 9BenzemaSubstituted forModricat 68'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Marcelo
  • 13Casilla
  • 18Vázquez
  • 19Modric
  • 20Rodríguez Ruiz
  • 21Cheryshev
  • 29Mayoral
Referee:
Cüneyt Çakir
Attendance:
20,500

Match Stats

Home TeamMalmö FFAway TeamReal Madrid
Possession
Home24%
Away76%
Shots
Home5
Away20
Shots on Target
Home3
Away7
Corners
Home1
Away7
Fouls
Home16
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Malmö FF 0, Real Madrid 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Malmö FF 0, Real Madrid 2.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Daniel Carvajal with a cross.

  4. Goal!

    Goal! Malmö FF 0, Real Madrid 2. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) left footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Lucas Vázquez.

  5. Post update

    Lucas Vázquez (Real Madrid) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Magnus Wolff Eikrem (Malmö FF).

  7. Post update

    Attempt saved. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Denis Cheryshev with a cross.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Denis Cheryshev (Real Madrid) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Johan Wiland.

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Luka Modric with a through ball.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Real Madrid. Denis Cheryshev replaces Isco.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Felipe Carvalho.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Malmö FF. Felipe Carvalho replaces Nikola Djurdjic.

  14. Post update

    Offside, Real Madrid. Casemiro tries a through ball, but Cristiano Ronaldo is caught offside.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Johan Wiland.

  16. Post update

    Attempt saved. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Casemiro.

  17. Dismissal

    Second yellow card to Yoshimar Yotún (Malmö FF) for a bad foul.

  18. Post update

    Lucas Vázquez (Real Madrid) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Yoshimar Yotún (Malmö FF).

  20. Post update

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

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