Ronaldo eyes history as Madrid, Barca face tough tests

Ronaldo eyes history as Madrid, Barca face tough tests


Cristiano Ronaldo has additional chance to pass ahead of Raul as Real Madrid’s top goal scorer of all intervals on opposite territory as Los Blancos make the daunting trip to take on Athletic Bilbao on Wednesday.

Ronaldo is just binary goals off identical Raul’s record mark of 323, but scores were unexpectedly not been add to his tally as Madrid struggled past Granada 1-0 at the weekend.

Madrid runaway with all three points on Saturday thanks to a string of saves from Keylor Navas as he stretched his unbeaten streak to five games.

“Things are going well. I am happy that people value my work and it is an honour to be at this club,” he told the club’s website.

“As a kid I dreamed of being here and it fills me with satisfaction to be part of Real Madrid’s history. The hard work has paid off and this is the way that will take us towards winning big things.”

Madrid will be playing without Gareth Bale, James Rodriguez and Danilon because of their injury stuff, whilst Sergio Ramos is a main doubt due to a disrupted shoulder.

Athletic is quite confident about players. According to him players have ability to perform on the big occasion.

However, they have taken just three points from their opening four league games as a side shorn of the rested Raul Garcia and Aritz Aduriz were beaten 3-1 by Villarreal on Sunday.

“We haven’t started well. Three points in the league isn’t enough and it is the league that tells you whether you are playing well or not,” said Athletic coach Ernesto Valverde.

“I know what is coming now, but we need to win.”