Register Login Live

International

Goal Machine CR7 On Real's UCL Start

Cristiano Ronaldo says that Real Madrid have set off on the perfect start after demolishing Galatasaray 6-1 in the Champions League on Tuesday night.

"Things couldn't have started better for us," he said.

"Scoring six goals is really good and will give us a lot of confidence.

“We wanted to start well against a good team who showed their ability in the first 20 minutes, they created chances."

As far as CR7 himself is concerned, it was more a sense of carrying on where he left off, than starting up again.

The Portuguese superstar’s goal record since moving to Madrid simply beggars belief.

His hat-trick against the hapless Turks was the 21st of his Real Madrid career. And if that does not sound crazy enough, he has scored 206 goals for Los Blancos in 204 games.

It is highly unlikely that Real Madrid will ever have such a prolific scorer in their ranks, and whether you are a fan of the giants from the Spanish capital or not, you should count yourself lucky to be living through his majesty.

It could well be that by the time he retires, CR7 will be considered the greatest Real Madrid player in history.

Meanwhile, manager Carlo Ancelotti was a satisfied man, after passing his first European test as boss of Los Blancos with flying colours.

"It was a good game," Ancelotti said.

"The result was fantastic. We suffered a little during the first-half. But after Isco's goal the game became a little easier for us.

"It's good for us to improve our confidence. It is not an easy stadium to play at where the pressure is so high. 

Read: Ronaldo Fires Madrid To Victory

Watch: CR7's 21st hat-trick for Real Madrid

CR7 Climbs Real's Hit List

CR7: Real Ready For Derby Final

"CR7 Should Just Concentrate On Football"

103 comments

Top 5

10 Richest African Footballers In The World, Past & Present

7 Mar 11, 2021 07:19 PM in African Football

Chiefs Keeper Leaving?

25 Apr 14, 2021 08:44 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

All Eight Teams To Have Qualified For CAFCL Quarters

123 Apr 10, 2021 11:30 PM in African Football

8 Pirates Players At Risk Of Missing Crucial Downs Clash

27 Apr 13, 2021 04:01 PM in Orlando Pirates

Tau Opens Up On PSL Return

87 Apr 12, 2021 03:06 PM in Players Abroad

Report: Ball Boy That CR7 Gave Shirt To Will Be Punished

9 Apr 14, 2021 10:27 AM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Legend Looks! 10 Of Radabe’s Coolest IG Flexes

1 Apr 12, 2021 10:37 AM in Drip, Style & Swag

Chiefs Keeper Leaving?

25 Apr 14, 2021 08:44 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

15 Ex-Downs Stars Who've Simply Just Disappeared

4 Apr 15, 2021 08:55 AM in Mamelodi Sundowns

20 Chiefs Players Who Moved Overseas

5 Apr 14, 2021 08:02 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

The Highest-Paid African Stars In The EPL

18 Feb 02, 2021 07:14 PM in English Premier League

Benni’s Usuthu Compensation

17 Apr 14, 2021 12:51 PM in Bafana

12 Players Who Went Bankrupt

23 Dec 07, 2020 12:34 PM in World News

'Its A Privilege' - Mabaso Honours Late Ex-Pirates Star

1 Apr 13, 2021 01:01 PM in Orlando Pirates