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Date: 16 December 2018

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Real win, as Barca sets new record

[Posted 07 Feb 2011]
[By Brighton Mupangavanhu]
Ronaldo scored a brace in Real Madrid"s 4-1 win over Real Sociedad

Real Madrid responded well to Barcelona's new unbeaten record of 16 matches, by beating Real Sociedad 4-1 at the Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday.

The Galacticos scored through double scorer and former World Player of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo, Kaka and Emmanuel Adebayor.

The Brazilian play-maker, scored early on in the 7th minute, following a poor clearance from the Real Sociedad defender Gorka Elustondo .

Ronaldo, who was in terrific form, probably in response to Lionel Messi's hattrick in Barca's 3-0 victory over Atletico Madrid on Saturday, added two goals in the first half, to take his tally to 25 goals, ahead of Messi who had assumed the top-goal scorer's spot for only 24hrs.

Sociedad replied through Raul Tamudo's shot which canonned-off Alvaro Arbeloa  into the net after Iker Cassilas had attempted to block the initial strike.

Adebayor, who was rewarded with a starting place in Jose Mourinho's team following his Copa del Rey goal against Sevilla mid-week, then grabbed a very late goal, to complete Real's rout of Sociedad.

Meanwhile, Barca's 16-game unbeaten record, bettered a record held by Real who went unbeaten for 15-games in the 1960-61 season.

Despite Barca's current form, which sees them ahead of Real by 7 points in the La Liga, the Galacticos' coach Mourinho insists that the title fight is far from over, and he has set his sights on holding the trophy in his hands at the end of the season.

 "I am here in Madrid to finish first," declared the Special One during a press conference in Madrid on Sunday.

Meanwhile, Ronaldo's two goals on Sunday ensured that the Portuguese star ends a four-match goal-drought.

The player looked fired up in the tunnel moments before kick-off, and he reminded the Bernabeu of his quality with some defty touches through-out the match.

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