Ronaldo nets against Racing

Cristiano Ronaldo fired Real Madrid back to the top of the Primera Liga, and has set up an all-or-nothing Classico next week, which will see the winners top the table with just 7 games to go!

Real Madrid needed little time to fire the first warning shot; a free-kick taken by Granero and that cannoned off Diop and into Coltorti’s gloves. Minutes later, Cristiano Ronaldo provided Higuain will a good ball that the Argentine sent over the crossbar.

Cristiano Ronaldo was fouled in the box as he tried to get by Moraton and the Portuguese international knocked in his 18th league goal from the penalty spot.

The second half began the same way the first ended and neither team found it easy to reach the opponent’s box.

After some subs by Pellegrini, brining on van der Vaart, Real scored the second to complete the victory. The fresh legs had quite an effect and it was number ‘14’ who provided a magical long ball to Higuain, who left the Racing defense in the dust and beat Coltorti with a low ball to the left of the keeper.