Cristiano Ronaldo.

Cristiano Ronaldo plays incredible pass to Gareth Bale during Real Betis 3-5 Real Madrid

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Safe to say Cristiano Ronaldo has rediscovered his goalscoring touch for Real Madrid.

In his last six games in all competitions, the 33-year-old has scored 10 goals, one hat-trick and even provided a couple of assists.

Eight of those strikes have come in La Liga, which has seen his tally for the season rapidly rise to 12, eight behind top goalscorer Lionel Messi.

Not bad for someone who is supposedly 'finished'.

His latest goal came in a thrilling 5-3 win away to Real Betis on Sunday, with the hosts taking a 2-1 lead before Real kicked into overdrive.

Goals from Sergio Ramos, Marco Asensio and Ronaldo fired Los Blancos 4-2 ahead within the space of 15 minutes, with Karim Benzema later making it five.

For Ronaldo's goal, the Portuguese received a lovely pass from Casemiro, cut inside and leathered a shot straight past Betis' goalkeeper.

Ronaldo has looked a lot happier at Real in recent times, which Zinedine Zidane claims makes everyone else happier at the club.


"Cristiano is feeling very good, he's happy," said the Frenchman. "I have seen him score again today and that makes us all very happy.

"In the end, it's also his hard work which should be praised, he has helped us to score 23 goals in our last five matches."

Real Betis v Real Madrid - La Liga

Ronaldo isn't the player he used to be, there's no question, but he keeps proving everyone wrong as soon as they start doubting him.

One thing the winger did brilliantly against Betis was linking up play with his teammates, as evidenced by one incredible pass in the second 45 minutes.

Ronaldo isn't renowned for his passing and vision, but in the video below, he plays Gareth Bale through on goal with a ball that completely carves open Betis' defence.


How's that for a defence-splitting pass? It's just a shame Bale wasn't able to find the back of the net, otherwise we'd be talking about one of the assists of the season.

Karim Benzema
Gareth Bale
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Cristiano Ronaldo
Zinedine Zidane

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