Cristiano Ronaldo has proven that he’s still capable of scoring against decent teams with a lovely goal for Real Madrid against Athletic Bilbao.
The Portuguese superstar opened the scoring for Los Blancos after just two minutes, cutting in past Xabier Etxeita before unleashing an unstoppable effort into the top right-hand corner.
This was Cristiano’s 20th league goal of the season - putting him level with Barcelona’s Luis Suarez in the race for the Pichichi - and you can see it by scrolling down this page.
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Despite his overall record of 31 goals in 29 matches this season, Ronaldo has been criticised for failing to make an impact in the biggest matches.
The majority of his goals have been scored against lower-ranked teams; he has failed to net in matches against Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, Valencia, Villarreal, Sevilla, Athletic Bilbao or Paris Saint-Germain prior to today.
Video: Cristiano Ronaldo goal v Athletic Bilbao
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But the three-time Ballon d’Or winner has gone some way to silencing his critics by netting this superb goal against Athletic, who currently occupy sixth place in the Spanish league table.
Unfortunately for Ronaldo and his teammates, Eraso equalised on the 10th minute - but James Rodriguez made it 2-1 with a lovely goal before half-time.
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