Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice but had to leave the ground with his face covered in blood. Real Madrid eased their domestic crisis by thrashing Primera Liga strugglers Deportivo La Coruna by 7-1 at home on Sunday. In this match, Blooded Ronaldo sacrifices his face.
Ronaldo was unable to continue playing after he was left with a bloodied face by the boot of Deportivo defender Fabian Schar as he struck his second goal.
He appeared to take a Real Madrid physio’s smartphone in order to check damage to his face.
In fact, the goal took him to level with Bale as Real’s top scorer in the league with six strikes.
Blooded Ronaldo sacrifices his face
Real had lost two of their last three league games and got off on the wrong foot against relegation-threatened Deportivo when former Atletico Madrid forward Adrian Lopez put the visiting side ahead against the run of play in the 23rd minute.
It was enough for Deportivo to show something in this match but a lot more exciting and challenging soccer from Real Madrid to face.
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Real started with Fernandez Nacho 32′ and then repeated this again and again throughout the match.
After Fernandez Nacho, Gareth Bale 42′, then again Gareth Bale 58′, Luka Modric 68′, Cristiano Ronaldo 78′, again Cristiano Ronaldo 84′, and once again in the last Fernandez Nacho 88′ hits back to back giving no chance for Deportivo.
Real Madrid reclaims their fourth place in the standings above Villarreal on 35 points but is still far behind runaway leaders Barcelona.