With Real Madrid now odds on favourites to secure the La Liga title, it looks like being a vintage year for both the club and star man Cristiano Ronaldo.
Madrid-based website AS lead their coverage of CR7 with the headline today that “Cristiano Ronaldo is on course for 46 league goals” which means he will beat his own record, set in 2010/2011 of 40 in a La Liga campaign.
Ronaldo’s 27 goals so far have come in 22 league matches, with the Portuguese forward appearing in every Real Madrid match, missing just 58 minutes of their La Liga games so far.
The former Manchester United winger has notched in 13 games, including an incredible six hat-tricks. Ronaldo can also add three goals in the Copa del Rey and three in the Champions League to what is yet again looking like another goal-laden season.
As Daniel Harris points out, from the time when he started banging in the goals at Manchester United in August 2006, Ronaldo has 211 goals in 277 games – the longest sustained run of ridiculous form in history.