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The Portuguese attacker broke Raul's record to

become Real Madrid's all-time top goalscorer in La

Liga and the coach insists there is more to come

from him.

Rafael Benitez says Cristiano Ronaldo has

cemented his place in history after he became Real

Madrid's all time top goalscorer in La Liga, with five

goals in Saturday's 6-0 win over Espanyol.

The Portuguese attacker overtook Raul as the

club's leading marksman in the league, ending the

game with 230 goals in 203 games ahead of the

Spaniard's 228 in 550.

And Benitez was full of praise for the club's

talisman after the game, but insisted that his team

were not perfect despite the massive away win.

"The numbers speak for themselves. He has a

place in history," he told reporters. "I hope that he

continues to add to his tally.

"I like to talk about the team when they achieve a

result of this magnitude and you can't do anything

but highlight the six goals and the five Ronaldo


"There are always things to improve on and that's

what we have to do. I say that without vanity but

with objectivity."

Los Blancos have scored 11 and are yet to concede

after three league games and the coach is pleased

with the balance and fluidity they are playing with.

"This is going to be an attacking side that will go out

to attack, always based on team balance and

respecting the defensive side of the game," he


"The forwards have freedom in their movements,

and they move around so intelligently, which was

the key. And we were able to capitalise on that

against Espanyol."



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