Real Madrid winger Cristiano Ronaldo is undoubtably the most in form player across the world in the early stages of this season, scoring a staggering 16 goals in eight league games.
Real are currently third in the La Liga table and have scored ten more goals than any other team in the league, including championship rivals Barcelona, who are currently top of the table.
The Portuguese scoring sensation scored 51 goals in all competitions last year, including 19 assists, which bettered rival Lionel Messi in both departments and correctly earned him the Fifa Ballon d'Or award for the second time.
Record breaking season
The 29-year-old is currently scoring two goals per game in La Liga and is on track to smash Messi's illustrious record of 50 goals in a single campaign, which was set in the 2011/12 season.
If Ronaldo continues his current form throughout the season, he is likely to close in on 80 league goals, a record which would almost certainly never be repeated, or even close.
The right-sided dynamo scored 17 goals in last season's Champions League to break yet another record and if the form continues, he will surely win consecutive Fifa Ballon d'Or titles.
Madrid are currently top of Group B, having won all three games, including the impressive 3-0 away win against Liverpool at Anfield. Ronaldo has scored three goals in the first three matches of this year's most competitive campaign and will more than likely continue to close in on the record, set by himself.
Carlo Ancelotti's side are joint favourites to defend the Champions League, alongside Bayern Munich, who are in an identical position to Real at the top of Group E.
MADRID SO STRONG
With the signings of Toni Kroos, James Rodriguez, Keylor Navas and Chicharito Hernandez, added to Ronaldo, Bale and the rest of the superb Madrid squad, this season's side are very much one of the best.
Ronaldo and Bale immediately bonded last season and tallied up some fantastic stats, so with the new additions it was inevitable that Ancelotti's men were going to forge on once again.
Luis Suarez admitted that despite he and his team gave their all, Real Madrid deserved to win the clash and played very well.
"We thought we had the game under control, we had chances to score and in games like this it is always difficult if you don’t take your chances. In the second half their speed caught us by surprise and they killed the game on the counterattack.” Suarez said.
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