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Raul congratulated Cristiano Ronaldo after Real Madrid record is equalled

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Cristiano Ronaldo has revealed that Raul sent him a message after he became Real Madrid’s joint all-time top scorer on Wednesday night.

Spanish newspaper Marca claim that Ronaldo has now overtaken Raul - they credit a goal scored by Pepe against Real Sociedad in 2011 to the Portuguese superstar - but officially the 323-goal record has only been equalled.

Ronaldo, though, is happy to agree with Marca and told them after the 2-0 win over Malmo: "I'm really happy and pleased. It wasn't something I set out to do when I joined Real Madrid, but I'd be lying if I said I didn't want to beat the record. Raúl sent me a message saying that he hoped I scored many more and I know that he meant it".

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Ronaldo has scored a remarkable 323 goals in 308 matches - a stunning achievement from a player who will go down in history as one of the best to ever play the game.

For Raul to reach the same number of goals, it took the current New York Cosmos forward 741 matches.

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Video: The goal Ronaldo and Marca count

Ronaldo not slowing down yet

As well as equalling Real Madrid’s all-time top scorer record, Ronaldo also celebrated the 500th goal of his professional career.

The former Manchester United star might now be on the wrong side of 30, but there has been no indication that the three-time Ballon d’Or winner is in decline.

Ten goals in his first eight appearances of the 2015-16 campaign suggests Ronaldo will have no problem scoring 50-plus goals for the sixth season running.

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