Portuguese front man Cristiano Ronaldo, 28, has shown that he is still the main man at Real with his Champions League performance against Galatasary. Real Madrid produced an astonishing 6-1 victory in Istanbul with half of the goals scored by Ronaldo, sending them well on their way to an opening game victory.
Having extended his contract for a further 5 years at the club, Ronaldo demonstrated he is still worth every penny by scoring a hat-trick in the first game of this season’s quest for La Decima, leaving him the fourth highest scorer in Champions League history.
Following the world-record signing of Gareth Bale, Ronaldo has signed a new deal that ties him to the Bernabeu until 2018, making him the highest-paid player in the world, earning significantly more than Bale.
Ronaldo hinted at his desire to finish his football career with the Spanish giants proving former club Manchester United are a thing of the past. He insists Madrid has become his ‘home’ and couldn’t be happier being at the club, contradicting his reported emotions last year.
There is no better way to demonstrate his commitment and happiness to the team than doing what he does best – scoring goals. Although Bale played in the second half of his Champions League debut, all eyes were on star player Ronaldo, who stole the show to confirm that he continues to be the No.1 player at the club -and some would argue the world.
Bale may have set up one of Ronaldo’s goals, but the number 7 definitely took full glory. Ronaldo not only demonstrated to Perez where he stands but also to the Real Madrid fans; he stands at the very top. In the words of President Perez, there is only one Ronaldo.
So despite the great welcome that Bale received from his move to the club, Ronaldo maintains his position as the leading man for Real Madrid, and on that performance, who would dare dispute that?
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