Friday, May 7, 2010


Ronaldo has now scored 32 goals in all competitions, 25 in the league and seven in the Champions League.
''As I said last week, we're going to win (the title),'' Ronaldo said. ''I'm really keen, especially as this is my first year in Madrid.''
Barcelona leads the standings with 93 points. Valencia has also claimed a Champions League berth, sitting third with 68 points, eight more than Sevilla and one in front of Mallorca.
Also Wednesday, it was: Racing Santander 1, Sevilla 5; Atletico Madrid 3, Valladolid 1; Zaragoza 1, Espanyol 0; Osasuna 3, Deportivo La Coruna 1 and Athletic Bilbao 1, Malaga 1.
Madrid had to come from behind to beat Mallorca, with Aritz Aduriz scoring from the edge of the box in the 16th minute to reward to sustained pressure on goalkeeper Iker Casillas.
Ronaldo equalized 10 minutes later, skilfully redirecting Sergio Ramos' 40-meter pass over goalkeeper Dudu Aouate and into the goal.
Casillas was then forced to make two athletic saves in 15 minutes when Madrid conceded three corners.
However, Ronaldo controlled another long pass from Ramos with his chest inside the penalty area and slotted the ball into the net in the 57th minute.
Madrid coach Manuel Pellegrini substituted Kaka with Jose Maria ''Guti'' Gutierrez two minutes later.
Ronaldo beat defenders Jose Miguel Gonzalez and then Carlos Nunes to collect his third goal in the 72nd minute.
Leading Madrid scorer Gonzalo Higuain hit his 26th goal of the season when he lobbed Aouate in the 82nd minute.


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