Ronaldo keeps on Scoring

Cristiano Ronaldo continued his phenomenal start to the Real Madrid season with another fantastic goal, and three more points in the bag. He is now Europe's top striker, despite not being a conventional centre-forward!

On Wednesday it was Villareal's turn to be humiliated. Real Madrid needed a win at El Madrigal to maintain pace with the top of the table and they did just did. There was also a tactical change that saw the more frequent 4-4-2 changed to a 4-3-3 with Granero and Guti accompanying Gago, Cristiano Ronaldo glued to the left wing and Kaka along the right half of the pitch.

Not two minutes had ticked off the clock when Real Madrid displayed its fire power once again. Cristiano Ronaldo had his second early goal in as many matches (on Sunday he scored against Xerez 50 seconds after opening kick-off) after receiving the ball on the left. After a give and go with Sergio Ramos, the Portuguese swerved through defenders and from 25 meters out blasted a powerful shot towards the right post that beat Diego Lopez.

Real Madrid threatened on several counterattack occasions and took control of the ball. Ronaldo nearly completed a brace on 34’ after Gonzalo was sent off for a second booking.

A man down, Villarreal never had clear ideas on how to reach the adversary’s box. Real Madrid tried to dictate tempo and on 70’ managed to nail the coffin shut when Mejuto Gonzalez pointed to the penalty spot following a handball by Angel. Kaka was given the honor of taking it and scored his first goal of the season.