In the second round of the 2015-16 Champions League group stage, Real Madrid was visiting Swedbank Stadium in Malmö, Sweden. Before the match, Real’s Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo had gone three games without a single goal. Frustrating, especially since he was just one goal away from the 500 goal milestone.
Ronaldo scored goal 500 and 501
As expected, Malmö FF had not much to put against the Spanish giant Real Madrid. Although the Swedes defended themselves with some success, in the end, this game was pretty much a question about how many goals Real Madrid should score. The possession was about 30-70 in favor of Madrid. After 28 minutes of play, Ronaldo got the ball in Malmö’s penalty area and he did no mistake: 0-1 Real, and he had finally scores his career goal number 500. The score could have been 0-2 after the first half, but Malmö was saved by the crossbar.
In the second half, Malmö got the chance to equalize the score, however their best striker, Markus Rosenberg, failed to convert on the header. Instead, lights went out with 12 minutes left of the match: Yoshimar Yotún got his second yellow card in the game and Malmö had to finish the match with 10 players on the field. If you are to have a chance against teams like Real Madrid, that’s not the way you want the match to develop. The red card was kind of harsh though, since Yotún pretty much just went into a duel for the ball.
After 90 minutes of play, Ronaldo scored his second goal of the match and 2-0 became the final result. He is now on even streak with Raul’s record of goals in Real Madrid (323) and will probably beat that record in short.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored for Paris SG
Paris Saint Germains and Zlatan Ibrahimovic played the other match in the group away against Ukrainian Sjachtar Donetsk. Aurier scored the first goal for PSG after 7 minutes of play and David Luiz scored the second halfway into the first half. Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic finalized the scoring to 3-0 late in the second half. That was his first goal of the 2015-16 Champions League. In the first match, PSG won against Malmö FF. PSG and Real now have 6 points each. October 21 they will face each other in Paris to see who gets the first spot in the group.
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