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Cristiano Ronaldo can become Real Madrid record goalscorer today

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Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo will bid to become the club's all-time leading goalscorer today. Los Blancos take on Granada and the Portuguese could surpass Raul's record of 323 goals. 

Ronaldo, at just 30-years-old, could go onto gain an unassailable lead at the top of the charts, as it is likely that his goalscoring exploits will continue for at least a couple more years. In the meantime, Ronaldo put an uncharacteristically slow start to the domestic season behind him this week, scoring eight goals in two games.

The superstar netted five goals in a remarkable 6-0 victory last weekend, before scoring a hat-trick against Shakhtar Donetsk in midweek.

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The hat-trick took Ronaldo past Messi in the all-time Champions League goalscoring charts, as he moved to 80 goals. Messi now languishes in second place with a mere 77 goals.

Ronaldo needs a hat-trick today to beat Raul's Real Madrid record, but nobody is putting the feat beyond the ex-Manchester United man.

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What is most impressive about Ronaldo's goalscoring record at Real is that he has reached 321 goals in fewer than half of the games played by current record-holder, Raul.

The striker was no slouch, leading the line for Spain for a number of years, too but this is a measure of Ronaldo's greatness.

Real Madrid manager, Rafa Benitez is quoted by the BBC as admitting ahead of today's fixture that "he [Ronaldo] is the best in the world." When he is in this form, it is hard to argue with Benitez.

Just how many goals can Ronaldo eventually score for Real Madrid? Have your say in the comments section below!

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