Ronaldo’s toughest challenge: begin LaLiga nine goals off Messi

Real Madrid are facing their fifth game of LaLiga but for Cristiano Ronaldo it all starts now against Real Betis who is ready to return after suspension and ready to take out his resentment and frustration at the ban against the opposition.

It has been 38 days since that push on the referee in the first leg of the Supercopa de Espana, after he had been sent off, that led him to be given a five-match ban. Since then he has only been able to watch on from the sidelines and play matches for Portugal and in the Champions League. So far he has three goals from the Supercopa first leg and against APOEL.

Ronaldo begins LaLiga off the pace with Lionel Messi having started a a gallop with nine goals.

It is a considerable distance already but Ronaldo is ready to get going and prove himself once more in another season and compete to be top scorer.

The Portuguese simply cannot afford to get off to a slow start and look to find his form with so much in play. His target now is to catch Messi and help Real beat the record of consecutive matches scoring that they currently share with Pele’s Santos.

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