Ronaldo breaks La Liga penalty record

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Ronaldo breaks La Liga penalty record
Posted on: February 27, 2017, 03:07:11 AM
Cristiano Ronaldo has become La Liga's all-time leading penalty scorer after netting from 12 yards for the 57th time in the top-flight during Real Madrid's match at Villarreal.

Ronaldo had been tied on 56 with Madrid legend Hugo Sanchez since scoring from the spot in Madrid's 2-1 defeat to Sevilla on January 15.

But now he has the record all to himself having slammed home a penalty on Sunday after a Toni Kroos shot was controversially adjudged to have struck the arm of Bruno.

Ronaldo's successful spot-kick brought the match back to 2-2 after Madrid had earlier fallen two goals behind.

Ronaldo's 57th spot-kick is his fifth penalty goal in LaLiga this season and takes his overall league tally for the campaign to 16.