This day in history of Ronaldo
Ronaldo is still the real star of worldwide football. It does not matter whether he plays for his National team or for the meringues: his presence was absolutely vital during the last weeks. He is currently the Spanish league’s top scorer with 9 goals (and he had already scored another goal against Mallorca for the Spanish Super Cup); he hit 3 for Brazil in the 2006 World Cup Qualifications (saving a potential defeat against Uruguay with a double) and 3 more in the UEFA Champions League, the last of which decided the match against Olympique at Velodrome. Supported by team- mates like Raúl González, Zinedine Zidane and others, Ronnie is indeed the Galactic Phenomeno.
Real Madrid defeated 1-2 Olympique in Marseille. David Beckham opened the scoring in the 35th minute, with a terrific free kick. In the second half, the French balanced the scoring with Egyptian Mido’s header. In the 73rd minute, Ronaldo scored the final 1-2, finalizing an extraordinary play. By virtue of this win, the merengues rose to 13 points and almost secured the first place in Group F, which can be definitely booked next December 9 against Porto at Bernabeu.
Ronaldo scored the winning goal against Olympique, rising to three hits in the UEFA Champions League. The goal was the perfect conclusion of a master play by merengues’ stars: Figo, Zidane and Raúl. The Spanish forward moved to the left wing and sensed Ronaldo’s intentions, who took up French central defenders’ time and moved on to receive Raúl’s pass on the first post. And with the outer part of his right foot he unleashed a low cross shot, passing goalkeeper Runje.