As another season unveils in La Liga, the two big names remain Barcelona and Real Madrid. Although Barcelona are leading the table and Real Madrid are still in the fifth spot, the capital club remains to be a dominant attacking force thanks to Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo.
25 goals in only seven games, Real Madrid have an average of over three goals per game, something that seems natural when we consider they have a player like Cristiano Ronaldo playing for them up front.
The Portuguese star has scored more than half of Madrid’s goals this season, 13. Cristiano has already reached double figures while Barcelona’s Neymar (seven goals) and Messi (six goals) seem quite behind him.
Real Madrid are suffering at the back as they conceded nine goals but their attacking line led by Ronaldo has been saving them game after game. Despite a rough start to the season, five back to back wins put Madrid’s on the right track to chase both leaders Barcelona, the two dark horses Valencia and Sevilla and even overtake champions Atletico Madrid in the title race. There is no doubt that Ronaldo’s unstoppable form will take Madrid far this season, his pace and power added to his skills enable Real Madrid to create dozens of scoring chances every game and Ronaldo is the type of player who rarely misses when given a chance on goal.
While Manchester United fans have launched a campaign asking the Portuguese star to ‘return home’ to Old Trafford, the player shouldn’t be fazed by them. A player of his calibre cannot afford to return to Manchester United especially with the club’s current state. Ronaldo is a player who aims to win the world’s best competitions and at Real Madrid he has the best chance to play Champions League football and reach the final stages. Ronaldo’s form at Madrid has been supernatural and perhaps Madrid is Ronaldo’s new home. Santiago Bernabeu is where he belongs, it is the place where he has written history and he will continue to do so as long as he is fit.