Deportivo Alaves 1-4 Real Madrid, Ronaldo first half brace brought Real Madrid back after going a goal down. Real Madrid were hoping to go top of the table on Saturday when they visited Alaves for the La Liga game but they were pegged back early in first half when Deyverson put Alaves in shock lead. However Real Madrid came storming back scoring twice through Cristiano Ronaldo who not only got himselves among the goal scorers again but also put Real Madrid in lead before the break.
Ronaldo has only four goals in nine games this season – but Real manager Zidane is not worried
Cristiano Ronaldo should be named the world’s best player ahead of Lionel Messi despite his faltering form for Real Madrid, says Zinedine Zidane.
Ronaldo, 31, is one of the favourites to win the Ballon d’Or after helping Portugal win Euro 2016.
But he has struggled to replicate his previous scoring form for the Spanish club this season, netting just four goals in nine appearances.
“He clearly deserves the Ballon d’Or,” said Real Madrid manager Zidane.
“Not just at an individual level, but above all on a collective level.
“He knows everything he is achieving is thanks to his hard work and the work of those around him.”
Ronaldo, a three-time Ballon d’Or winner, and current holder Messi have been named on a 30-man shortlist for the 2016 award.
Deportivo Alaves 1 – 4 Real Madrid Spanish BBVA La Liga Match Highlights
- 07′ 1 – 0 Deyverson put Alaves in lead early in first half with an nicely taken goal but that only woke up Real Madrid as they turn things around in first half.
- 17′ 1 – 1 Cristiano Ronaldo scored his first goal of the game and put Real Madrid back into the game.
33′ 1 – 2 [penalty] Cristiano Ronaldo was it again just after the half hour mark as turnaround was completed as Madrid lead 2-1 going into the break.
88′ 1 – 3 Cristiano Ronaldo completes his Hat-Trick and earned a match victory #HalaMardid.
84′ 1 – 4 Morata finishes up the scoring table with an outstanding goal.
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