This week on Historic Goals,
the protagonist is Ronaldo Nazario
. He arrived at Real Madrid from Inter Milan in the summer of 2002, having got his hands on the World Cup in Japan and Korea with the Brazilian national side. At the Whites, he continued to exhibit his famed lethal finishing and powerful dribbles.
On match day 21 of the 2003/04 season, Real Madrid got the better of Villarreal 2-1 at the Santiago Bernabéu thanks to goals from Solari and Ronaldo. The striker's goal came from a move which began when the Argentine midfielder won the ball back as Villarreal attempted to play out. On the edge of the area, Guti
laid it to Ronaldo, whose unstoppable left-footed strike flew past the keeper and into the back of the net. That season also saw the Brazilian pick up the Pichichi
trophy thanks to his 24 LaLiga goals.
Ronaldo played at Real Madrid for five seasons, during which time he netted 104 goals in 177 games. His trophy haul for the Whites includes an Intercontinental Cup, two LaLiga titles and a Spanish Super Cup.