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Historic Goals: Van Nistelrooy


NEWS | 09/02/2017

In the 2006/2007 season, the Dutch marksman scored four goals against Osasuna at El Sadar.
The star this week on Historic Goals is Van Nistelrooy. He came to Real Madrid in the summer of 2006 from Manchester United. Known as Van Gol due to his prowess in front of goal, the Dutch marksman was multifaceted in his goal scoring capacities, often making the difference in the opposition box. In his first season, his goals were key to Real Madrid lifting the LaLiga title amid a frenzied end to the season.

On the 12th November 2006 he gave a masterclass against Osasuna, firing in four goals and sealing the win for Real Madrid at El Sadar (1-4). His first two goals were typical poacher's goals: picking up on loose balls to slot home with ease. For his third, he picked up a long-range pass from Raúl and finished with a crisp left footed shot, slotting in at the near post. His fourth and final goal was the culmination of great play. Receiving a pass from Emerson, He controlled the ball and at the edge of the box unleashed a powerful strike which saw the ball rocket into the far corner of the opposition goal. With 25 goals in 37 games, he won the Pichichi award for top goal scorer at the end of his first season in white.

Van Nistelrooy played for Real Madrid for four seasons, racking up a total of 64 goals in 97 games. As well as claiming the Pichichi award in 2006/2007, he won 2 LaLiga titles and 1 Spanish Super Cup in his time as a madridista.