21 May '11, 11pm

Cristiano Ronaldo breaks La Liga scoring record, ending his season with 40 league goals

Cristiano Ronaldo breaks La Liga scoring record, ending his season with 40 league goals

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after he scores his second goal against Almeria during their Spanish first division football match at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid. -- PHOTO: REUTERS MADRID - PORTUGUESE star Cristiano Ronaldo broke the La Liga goal-scoring record with his 39th and 40th league goals of the season as Real Madrid hammered relegated Almeria 8-1 at the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday. Ronaldo poked home from close range on four minutes for his record-breaking goal to overtake the previous best of 38 set by Athletic Bilbao's Telmo Zarra in 1951 and equalled by Real Madrid's Mexican legend Hugo Sanchez in 1990. Ronaldo struck again on 77 minutes with a brilliant run and finish to make it 40 league goals for the season and seal his first 'Pichichi' award for the league's top-scorer. It caps a fantastic season from the Portuguese sensation althou...

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