Cristiano Ronaldo has ended what looked like a goal drought with an emphatic 5 goals against Espanyol.
The Real Madrid superstar had gone four games without a goal for both club and country and much has been made of his failure to find the back of the net.
After failing to score against newly promoted Gijon and in Real’s 5-0 trumping of Real Betis, Ronaldo scored five times to break Raul’s record of La Liga goals.
With 230 goals scored, Ronaldo is now Real Madrid’s leading goal scorer in the league.
A Luka Modric pass set up Ronaldo for his first of the evening, before scoring from the spot after Bale was fouled.
Ronaldo completed his hat-trick with just 20 minutes on the clock to equal Raul’s record.
Two second half goals saw the Portuguese eclipse Raul to become the Los Blanco’s record goalscorer.
Karim Benzema was also on target (finishing off a move involving the Welshman and Cristiano) and the ‘BBC’ trident was very much back on song – even if the roles are slightly different this term.