Ronaldo Nets Twice

Cristiano Ronaldo netted twice to give Real Madrid an emphatic win over Primera Liga newboys Xerez. Ronny got the scoring underway with a fine individual strike, and then capped things off with a goal in the dying minutes.

Real Madrid laid siege on the opponent's box and before the first minute had ticked off the clock Cristiano Ronaldo had already perforated the Xerez defence. The Portuguese fired between two defenders and beat Renan.

It was easy to think that Xerez would cave in, but on the contrary. The visitors dug in their feet for the long haul. Xerez gained possession of the ball and had several attempts via free kicks.

Xerez continued strong in the second. Kaka nearly had it but his final pass on the goalline was intercepted by Aythami. Cristiano Ronaldo capped off his brace with a header following a corner kick by Granero.

With little time to retake position, the Azulinos conceded the third. Cristiano Ronaldo curled in a pass, Benzema missed the shot on two occasions, and Guti was there to clean up.

Benzema scored the fourth after a pass by Van Nistelrooy, who had only been on the pitch for three minutes, and then the Dutchman himself completed the smackdown by slipping the ball in between Renan's legs.