Photos from the game (September 21, 2010).

Cristiano Ronaldo: Real Madrid 3 - Espanyol 0

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Cristiano Ronaldo is satisfied with his first season at Real Madrid even though it looks destined to end trophyless. The 25-year-old has scored 26 goals in 28 La Liga games since moving to the Bernabéu from Manchester United for a world-record £80m last summer.

Madrid head into this weekend’s final round of fixtures a point behind Barcelona. Manuel Pellegrini’s side must win at Málaga and hope Barça fail to beat Real Valladolid at Camp Nou if they are to pip their rivals to the title.

Regardless of the outcome this weekend, though, Ronaldo is content with how things are progressing in the Spanish capital.

“I really enjoyed the season that I’ve done, but what’s missing is winning a title,” he said. “I’m very happy here in Madrid and my team-mates have helped me a lot, but the team has not won anything. We have to keep fighting and I am confident we will win many titles (in future).”


Ronaldo struck his first Real Madrid hat trick against Real Mallorca in the 4-1 win and kept the title hope alive by keeping the gap with Barcelona to one point with two games remaining in the Primera Liga.

Ronaldo’s wondergoal against Almeria on April 15. Real Madrid won 2-1 to keep La Liga title hope alive.

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