News and opinions
30 August 2013
Antonio M. Leal
Athletic Club visit the Santiago Bernabeu in La Liga match day 3 and Cristiano Ronaldo will have the opportunity to increase his tally against the Basque side. The Portuguese is the leading scorer in the current squad against this opponent, with a record of 10 goals in eight league matches. Cristiano has scored against Athletic in each of his four seasons at Real Madrid and in the last match at San Mames he scored a brace.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s first goals against Athletic came in match day 37 of the 2009/10 season. The Real Madrid player converted a penalty to open the scoring in the 5-1 thrashing of the Basque team. Since then, he has scored in five further matches. His personal best against this team came in 2010/11, when scored a hat-trick in front his home fans at the Santiago Bernabeu. As for his goal-scoring streak, he found the back of the net in five consecutive matches against Athletic between 2010 and 2012.
|CRISTIANO RONALDO MATCHES AGAINST ATHLETIC|
|Date||Score||Goals from Cristiano|
|16-01-2010||Athletic 1-0 Real Madrid||-|
|08-05-2010||Real Madrid 5-1 Athletic||1|
|20-11-2010||Real Madrid 5-1 Athletic||3|
|09-04-2011||Athletic 0-3 Real Madrid||1|
|22-01-2012||Real Madrid 4-1 Athletic||2|
|02-05-2012||Athletic 0-3 Real Madrid||1|
|17-11-2012||Real Madrid 5-1 Athletic||-|
|14-04-2013||Athletic 0-3 Real Madrid||2|