Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah started the four-goal strike fest on Saturday against Watford. Inter Milan’s Mauro Icardi followed him striking four against Sampdoria and Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo makes the week for his fans around the world matching them against Girona in the last match of the week.
Ronaldo was unstoppable against Girona as he scored four times. There was noise going on about Salah’s comparison with Lionel Messi and Icardi being the best no.9, Ronaldo silent all those speculations with his four-goal fest on Sunday. He told the world that he is still alive and playing and no one can be compared with him.
Cristiano Ronaldo has scored in each of his last eight games across all competitions:
17 goals in that time. pic.twitter.com/mkHQAg2DB9
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The Portuguese star has scored 18 goals in his last nine La Liga appearances. He has added further three at the Uefa Champions League last 16 stage, and he is consistently proving that age is only a number for him at the age of 33.
Ronaldo now joins Lionel Messi in Pichachi race at second place. His four-goal strike allowed him to get past Luis Suarez’s 21 goals and with 22 goals he is only behind Lionel Messi’s 25. The race for Pichachi is once again on between Messi & Ronaldo.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s 4 Goal Game ⚽ pic.twitter.com/vUVEReaVwD
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Real Madrid star man was way behind Messi after matchday 20. Whereas Messi has scored 19 goals, Ronaldo has already 6 goals to his name from 16 appearances. Now, Ronaldo has 22 goals to his name with 22 appearances and Messi has 25 goals to his name from 28 appearances.
The unstoppable Messi is once again leading the Uefa Champions League scoring chart with 12 goals from 8 appearances and he has scored in each of the matches this season. Salah’s limelight may have lived for two days, but Icardi’s fame lasted only a few hours before Ronaldo pulled the attention towards him on Sunday night.
The trio of Ronaldo, Salah, and Icardi; each scored four goals in their latest outing but it is Ronaldo who will be talked about most. He matched the energy of his younger counterparts who are in their 20’s at the age of 33. It’s a remarkable job and no one can deny now that Ronaldo has much left to give to the game he loves to play.