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CR7 Equals Real Legend's Milestone, Messi Extends El Clasico Record

Cristiano Ronaldo Equals Real Madrid Legend's Milestone, Lionel Messi Extends El Clasico Record

By David Kappel - May 07, 2018 07:36 AM @kappilinho

Cristiano Ronaldo equalled a 54-year-old Real Madrid legend's milestone, while Lionel Messi extended his own El Clasico record as both superstars got on the scoresheet in a thrilling El Clasico on Sunday.

Click through the gallery above to see the top goalscorers in El Clasico history.

The Portuguese netted Real Madrid's 1-1 equaliser after Luis Suarez had put FC Barcelona in the lead.

In doing so, Ronaldo scored his 18th goal in El Clasicos, equalling the club record held by Los Blancos legend Alfredo Di Stefano, who also scored 18 times against their bitter rivals between 1953 and 1964.

However, the 33-year-old clashed with Gerard Pique as he pushed the ball over the line and was substituted off at half-time after picking up an injury.

Messi, meanwhile, wrote the headlines in the second half, putting Barca back into the lead after Sergi Roberto was sent off on the brink of half-time.

The Argentine finished a superb counter-attack to score his 26th El Clasico goal, extending his own lead as the all-time record scorer in El Clasicos, ahead of second-placed duo Ronaldo and Di Stefano.

In the end, the thrilling encounter finished 2-2 after Gareth Bale scored an equaliser in the 72nd minute.

Read: Messi Beats Ronaldo To Impressive LaLiga Record

The result kept FC Barcelona's unbeaten LaLiga run alive, with the Catalan giants having now gone 35 league games without defeat, and they could become the first "Invincibles" in the Spanish top flight since the league is played with 20 teams if they remain unbeaten against Villarreal, Levante and Real Sociedad.

What did you make of the latest El Clasico? Have your say in the comments section below.


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Babewami Joined: 09 Dec 2016
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Babewami May 08, 2018 11:00 PM
cr7 is better on average mr editor
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Babewami May 08, 2018 11:00 PM
where is my comment
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Cedric86 May 07, 2018 11:28 AM
CR7 Ma man.
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Maclane May 07, 2018 11:27 AM
@Pirates_999 Also keep in mind that CR7 is only left with a year at most at RM, Messi is still going to extend that Record. Also dont forget ever since CR7 came to RM, he has lifted the tittle 3 times whilst the Messiah has tripled that.
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Deftman05 May 07, 2018 11:07 AM
Messi
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NtsetG May 07, 2018 09:48 AM
ZZ cost us this game,
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Pirates_999 May 07, 2018 08:44 AM
Messi since 2004 (26 goals) & CR7 since 2009 (18 goals) so editor keep that in mind

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