For the Portuguese, waiting so long into a Spanish top-flight campaign to score his first goal is unprecedented.
The latest the 32-year-old has ever previously had to wait to get off the mark was September 21, back in 2010. In every other season, he has scored at least one goal before then.
Of course, Ronaldo’s slow start to the season has been caused by more than poor form in front of goal.
After being sent off in the first leg of the Spanish Supercopa, he was banned for the first three matches of the league season and has, therefore, only turned out a couple of times for Zinedine Zidane’s side.
Ronaldo has good memories of facing Espanyol, though. It was against the Barcelona-based club that he found the net to end his previous longest drought at the start of a league campaign.
The superstar faces an uphill battle to beat Lionel Messi to the Pichichi crown, regardless. He trails the Argentine by an incredible nine goals.