Ronaldo overtakes Raul to become Real Madrid's record goalscorer in La Liga

The Portuguese has overtaken his Spanish counterpart to become the leading scorer of all time for the La Liga giants, having scored a sensational five goals against Espanyol

Cristiano Ronaldo has overtaken Raul to become Real Madrid’s all-time record scorer in La Liga.

The Portugal international’s fourth goal against Espanyol on Saturday has put him on 229 goals in 203 league appearances, one ahead of Raul who netted 228 times in 550 games.

Ronaldo scored his first goal of the game in the seventh minute and had completed his hat-trick within 13 minutes, while he added a fourth and a fifth in the second half.

The Portuguese joined Real from Manchester United in an £80 million deal in 2009 and took just six years to overtake the Spanish legend’s long-standing record, while Raul took nearly a decade longer to rack up his tally.

Ronaldo hadn’t scored in 2015-16 prior to the game against Espanyol, but filled his boots for Rafa Benitez’s side on Saturday.

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