by Mark Bassey
Until last year, the most talked about football subject in Real Madrid, was when they would land La Decima – their 10th European trophy.
They did so in May 2015. Sergio Ramos, Gareth Bale, Marcelo and Cristiano Ronaldo all scored, as they came from a goal behind, to beat city rivals Atletico 4-1 in the final.
Now that is out of the way, the latest obssession, has to be when Ronaldo will eclipse Raul Gonzalez’s all-time goalscoring record. It is a record that everyone at the Santiago Bernabeu would love to see him break. For Ronaldo personally, he is eager to do it, as eternal rival Lionel Messi has already done it at Barcelona.
And he is taking the necessary steps. Although the Portuguese superstar has not been in sensational form this year, he was able to score twice in back-to-back games last week.
First, he scored one and laid an assist, as Madrid brushed Schalke aside in the Champions League. Over the weekend, he netted his side’s second goal, as they went fours clear ahead of everyone in La Liga.
Ronaldo now has 290 goals, which means he is Los Blancos’ joint third all-time top scored. It’s still a long way to go, before he catchs up with Alfred Di Stefano (307), but you cannot bet against the 30-year-old surpassing Raul (323).
Ifreke Inyang is a public commentator and social media critic who has worked with a number of high profile publications across the country.