Euro Watch: Ronaldo the goal machine
- 30 October 2012 11:22
- Posted by David Clayton
Real Madrid appear to be clicking into top form after a stunning 5-0 win at Majorca - inspired yet again by you-know-who.
Hands up if you’d bet your house that Cristiano Ronaldo would be among the scorers? Well, you’d have won because the Portuguese goal-machine bagged another two as Jose Mourinho’s side ran riot.
Ronaldo has now bagged 18 goals in 14 games for Madrid this season and 143 in 131 appearances in total – a fantastic record that shows no sign of flagging. Gonzalo Higuain also scored a brace wiith Jose Callejon scoring the fifth.
Group leaders Borussia Dortmund also won on their travels, beating Freiburg 2-0 at a snowy Mage Solar Stadion.
Dortmund were in complete control for most of the game but had to wait until the 54th-minute for Neven Subotic to open the scoring with a clever glancing header and Mario Gotze sealed the game on 83 minutes with a clinical finish.
Interestingly, both Dortmund and Madrid are still only in fourth in their respective leagues as other clubs set the pace in Germany and Spain - though that’s unlikely to be the case if current form continues.
Ajax were the only Group D side not to win at the weekend. The Dutch champions were held 2-2 at Feyenoord with a familiar look to their two scorers – Christian Eriksen and Siem de Jong – both who scored against City last week.
Ajax led 2-1 until injury time when Feyenoord grabbed a last-gasp equaliser meaning – you guessed it – Ajax remain in fourth in the Eredivisie – the domestic league position of all three of the Blues’ Champions League opponents.
May the fourth be with you, Group D opponents...