When Cristiano Ronaldo opened the scoring in Sunday's La Liga clash between Real Madrid and Malaga, the Portuguese star not only pushed his team closer to a domestic title, but he hit a pair of personal milestones in the process.
The goal, scored in the second minute, allowed the 32-year-old to match rival Lionel Messi's phenomal yearly output over nearly a decade.
25 - Cristiano Ronaldo has become the second player to score 25+ goals in eight La Liga seasons in a row, after Lionel Messi. Monster. pic.twitter.com/7hMRLTRxXs— OptaJose (@OptaJose) May 21, 2017
That the record came against Malaga should not be too surprising, as Ronaldo has scored for fun against them over the years. In fact, he is averaging a goal per game in matches against Malaga.
15 - Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 15 goals in 15 La Liga games against Malaga. Two of them, against Carlos Kameni. Target. pic.twitter.com/qWzXiEvBdh— OptaJose (@OptaJose) May 21, 2017
Given Ronaldo's scoring record against them, Carlos Kameni and Malaga will be glad not to have to face Ronaldo again until next season!