Ronaldo nets 500th goal, ties Raul’s record

Malmo (Sweden), Oct 1 (IANS) Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo equalled club legend Raul’s all-time goals record and also took his career goal tally to 500 after scoring a brace against Swedish professional football Malmo FF in the Champions League.

The Portugal international opened the scoring in the Group A match on Wednesday 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 to help Real win 2-0, reports BBC.

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

“To equal this record for Real Madrid is great. 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,” he said.

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

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