Just change Cristiano Ronaldo's name to Mr. October. The Madridista forward has scored a total of eleven goals this month, a feat never before accomplished by the Portuguese international. Top scorer in La Liga, Ronaldo has been on fire in recent weeks and everything he touches turns to gold ... or goals for that matter. And on Saturday he has another chance to bolster his stats.
The run began on 3 October against Deportivo when Cristiano scored a brace in the 6-1 drubbing. Next came two goals for Portugal in qualifiers against Denmark and Iceland. After returning to league play, number '7' scored another two against Malaga followed by his goal in Real's 2-0 win against Milan. Most recently, Cristiano put four on the board in Real Madrid's 6-1 win against Racing, also another first for the striker.
The most goals Cristiano had ever scored in a one-month span was nine, and he did it back in 2008 over the course of six matches. He went on to finish the season with 46 and subsequently won the Ballon d'Or.
Cristiano is currently the top scorer in La Liga with nine goals to his name. He is averaging an astounding 1.12 goals per match, a stat that could improve over the weekend against Hercules.
And on that note - don't forget the Real game at 20.00 CET tonight to see if he can add a final few goals to his October haul