Real Madrid continued their winning run with a 4–1 away victory against the home side UD Almeria. Once again, Cristiano Roanldo scored two goals and one each goal from Isco and Welsh player Gareth Bale helped the Vikings to stretch their dominant performance. This means Real Madrid will end this year as league leaders of La Liga at the top of the table. Coach Carlo Ancelotti will be happy with this result without any injuries. Check out the goals video highlights of Almeria vs Real Madrid right over here.
Almeria vs Real Madrid 1–4 Video Highlights
After initially struggling to assert themselves, the Vikings grew into the game and in the thirteenth minute, Toni Kroos excellently controlled volley cannoned off the crossbar via a deflection.
The Spanish midfielder Isco was the first choice of Carlo Ancelotti as the Croatian midfielder Luka Modric was not present. Isco proved his worth and scored the opening goal in thirty fourth minute of first half.
Later, Verza had earlier shown his finishing prowess when his stunning long rage strike in the thirty ninth minute cancelled out Isco’s well taken opener. Los Blancos were looking more hungry to get the lead once again and they got when Gareth Bale made it to 2–1 after an assist from Toni Kroos.
The visitors were largely frustrated in the attacking third by a stern Almeria defense. Gareth Bale should have done better when he burst clear in the fifty fifth minute, only to hold the ball too long and over hit his side foot pass to the wide open Ronaldo.
Although Real Madrid struggled against the home side in first half, but they controlled second half with an ease. Cristiano Ronaldo took charge and added to more goals on score board. Watch goals video highlights of this match below.
Watch Highlights of Almeria vs Real Madrid Match
With nine minutes remaining, the Portuguese top goal scorer and fed Benzema in behind down the left then continued his run to receive the Benzema’s return and slot home simply. And, never content with just a solitary strike, Ronaldo boosted his tally to thirty two goals in all competitions.
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It is also calculated that if Ronaldo continued his goal scoring run, then he can score 66 goals league goals and can even break Lionel Messi’s most goals in a calender year. The 29 year old winger have scored twenty five times in fourteen domestic games. Ronaldo had a poor game with his only contribution until the eighty first minute being a yellow card — but he scored two goals, with a near post effort and a shot into an empty net.
Almeria: Martinez, Macedo Rocha Machado, Navarro Jimenez, Trujillo, Velez Jimenez, Garcia Rabasco, Partey, Mendez Ortega, Soriano, Dubarbier, Hemed
Substitutes: Cuesta Diaz, Dos Santos, Alves da Silva, Gonzalez Cason, Garcia Perez Roldan, Sundy Zongo, Azeez.
Real Madrid: Iker Casillas, Daniel Carvajal, Pepe, Raphael Varane, Marcelo, Asier Illarramendi, Toni Kroos, Isco, Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema, Cristiano Ronaldo
Substitutes: Fabio Coentrao, Keylor Navas, Hernandez, Alvaro Arbeloa, Nacho, Jese Rodriguez, Medran.
Real Madrid will now travel to Morocco for their FIFA Club World Cup where they will be looking to second club World Cup title. How long they can continue their winning run?