Cristiano Ronaldo has made history at Real Madrid after becoming the first player to score in his four league games for the club.
The former Manchester United winger, who joined the Spanish outfit in a world record £80 million move this summer, scored an early goal in Real’s 2-0 win against Villarreal at the Estadio El Madrigal.
In the second minute of the La Liga encounter Ronaldo sprinted down the left wing, cut inside two defenders and struck with a shot from just outside the penalty area to score his fifth league goal in four matches.
Fellow big-money signing Kaka stepped up to double Real’s lead from the penalty spot in the 73rd minute to secure their fourth win out of four to put them level on 12 points with champions and league leaders Barcelona.
Ronaldo said his early goal on Wednesday had thrown Villarreal out of their stride.
“I’m very happy with the win and also because I am scoring goals,” Ronaldo said afterwards.
“Villarreal is a tough team at home, but we did it. They had a lot of the ball, but we scored first and in the second half. When Kaka scored, we were a lot more calm.”
Real skipper Raul also made history on Wednesday night when he set a new record for league appearances for Real, overtaking defender Manolo Sanchis, when he came on as a substitute.
The 32-year-old former Spain international replaced Gonzalo Higuain midway through the second half and has now appeared for the club 524 times in the league since his debut on October 29 1994 against Real Zaragoza.