Champions League - Group A
Malmö FF0Real Madrid2

Malmo FF 0-2 Real Madrid

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.

Cristiano Ronaldo tweet

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".

Alan Shearer tweet

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".

Enrique Iglesias tweet

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

Match ends, Malmö FF 0, Real Madrid 2.

Full Time

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

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.

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.

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

Foul by Magnus Wolff Eikrem (Malmö FF).

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.

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

Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Johan Wiland.

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.

Substitution

Substitution, Real Madrid. Denis Cheryshev replaces Isco.

Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Felipe Carvalho.

Substitution

Substitution, Malmö FF. Felipe Carvalho replaces Nikola Djurdjic.

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

Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Johan Wiland.

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.

Dismissal

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

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

Foul by Yoshimar Yotún (Malmö FF).

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

Foul by Yoshimar Yotún (Malmö FF).

Booking

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

Foul by Isco (Real Madrid).

Anton Tinnerholm (Malmö FF) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Markus Rosenberg (Malmö FF) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Anton Tinnerholm with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Real Madrid. Lucas Vázquez replaces Mateo Kovacic.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Real Madrid. Luka Modric replaces Karim Benzema.

Substitution

Substitution, Malmö FF. Magnus Wolff Eikrem replaces Vladimir Rodic.

Corner, Malmö FF. Conceded by Nacho.

Foul by Mateo Kovacic (Real Madrid).

Vladimir Rodic (Malmö FF) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Rasmus Bengtsson.

Attempt blocked. Toni Kroos (Real Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Rasmus Bengtsson.

Foul by Casemiro (Real Madrid).

Jo Inge Berget (Malmö FF) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Rasmus Bengtsson (Malmö FF).

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Wednesday 30th September 2015

As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Real Madrid22006066
2PSG22005056
3Malmö FF200204-40
4Shakhtar Donetsk200207-70

B

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1PSV Eindhoven21014403
2Man Utd21013303
3Wolfsburg21012203
4CSKA Moscow21013303

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Benfica22004136
2Atl Madrid21013213
3Galatasaray201124-21
4FC Astana201124-21

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Juventus22004136
2Sevilla21013213
3Man City21013303
4B Mgladbach200215-40

E

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Barcelona21103214
2B Leverkusen21015323
3BATE Borisov210146-23
4Roma201134-11

F

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bayern Munich22008086
2Olympiakos210135-23
3Dinamo Zagreb210126-43
4Arsenal200235-20

G

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1FC Porto21104314
2Dynamo Kiev21104224
3Chelsea21015233
4Maccabi Tel-Aviv200206-60

H

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Zenit St Petersburg22005326
2Valencia21013303
3Lyon201112-11
4KAA Gent201123-11
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