Real Madrid attacker Cristiano Ronaldo this evening joined Raul as joint-holder of a remarkable Blancos’ club record.
The two sides went head to head at the Estadio Benito Villamarín, with hosts Betis coming into proceedings on the back of 2 straight league wins, over Villarreal and Deportivo respectively.
Real, meanwhile, had bounced back from a disappointing 2-2 draw with Levante two weeks ago with a pair of impressive victories, first over Real Sociedad(5-2), and then over Paris Saint-Germain (3-1).
— Real Betis Balompié (@RealBetis_en) February 18, 2018
— Real Madrid C.F. (@realmadrid) February 18, 2018
A thrilling affair has since been played out between the two sides at the Benito Villamarín, with Marco Asensio’s early strike cancelled out by Aïssa Mandi and a Nacho own goal before half-time to see the hosts head into the break in front.
However, Real showcased their class with a stunning second-half comeback, as goals from Sergio Ramos, Marco Asensio, Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema saw the Spanish and European champions turn the game on its head.
11′ – Real Betis 0-1 Real Madrid
33′ – Real Betis 1-1 Real Madrid
37′ – Real Betis 2-1 Real Madrid
50′ – Real Betis 2-2 Real Madrid
59′ – Real Betis 2-3 Real Madrid
65′ – Real Betis 2-4 Real Madrid
85′ – Real Betis 3-4 Real Madrid
92′ – Real Betis 3-5 Real Madrid pic.twitter.com/X8elAVI573
— 101 Great Goals (@101greatgoals) February 18, 2018
Record in sight
And the night also marked a special one in the Real Madrid career of Cristiano Ronaldo, as the Portuguese attacker moved to within one goal (in another game) of becoming the sole-holder of another incredible Blancos’ club record:
Cristiano scores and equals Raul’s record of scoring in 264 matches (most in Real Madrid’s history). pic.twitter.com/jJTTWGFdIB
— Cristiano Ronaldo (@TeamCRonaldo) February 18, 2018