Real Madrid maintained their momentum in the Spanish La Liga on Sunday night with a 4-1 victory over a Sevilla side that made the match anything but simple, despite what the scoreline at the end suggested.
Nacho opened the scoring with a controversial goal before Cristiano Ronaldo added a second, only for Stevan Jovetic to pull one back for the visitors, visibly unnerving a Real Madrid side that are already feeling the pressure in the league.
However, Ronaldo added another after a break to give Real Madrid some breathing space and Toni Kroos wrapped things up in the 84th minute with a goal to make it 4-1 and give Los Blancos a precious three points.
Twitter paid tribute to Cristiano Ronaldo after the Portuguese superstar made it 400 goals for Los Blancos after netting Real Madrid’s second, before adding another goal to his tally and making it 401 for Real Madrid in 391 games.
After passing 400 goals for Real Madrid today, here’s a season-by-season breakdown of Cristiano Ronaldo’s record pic.twitter.com/OrK1vy8A2b
— Sky Sports Statto (@SkySportsStatto) May 14, 2017
Ronaldo 2016-2017 club & country:
31/32 years old
59 goal contributions in 48 games.
— Alex (@loyalpowerz) May 14, 2017
Ronaldo is currently on 49 goals in his Worst Season ?😂😂😂 Greatest of All Time.
— Bracelona FC (@babyBarcelonaFC) May 14, 2017
Take all numbers aside & who has more goals than him, but this has been Cristiano Ronaldo’s most decisive season. Present in every game.
— Ali (@RM_Insider) May 14, 2017
Just the casual 401 goals in eight years for Ronaldo at Real Madrid. Absolute joke. Sensational goal scorer.
— Liam Canning (@LiamPaulCanning) May 14, 2017
— Chu 🤙🏾 (@ChuBoi) May 14, 2017
Football is too easy for Ronaldo, adapted positions and became the best in the world in them positions
— Steelo (@CoutskiIl) May 14, 2017
Is he the GOAT? Ronaldo has done it again! Goal 401! pic.twitter.com/ERxuLXhxrv
— 101 Great Goals (@101greatgoals) May 14, 2017
Ronaldo has transformed himself from the best Winger in the world to one of the best strikers in the world. Amazing
— Arsenal (@ffarsenalfc) May 14, 2017
Consistent is hardest but Ronaldo made it 👍👍💪💪👌👌. Trully greatest footballer in history. https://t.co/lZ9tj5Uqfw
— Brohazique (@BroHazique) May 15, 2017
There was also praise for Zinedine Zidane, who made some shrewd substitutions to stifle Sevilla when needed.
— Figo (@FigoMadridismo) May 14, 2017
Zidane is a better coach than he is given credit for. He is not pragmatic nor plain dumb in exposing his team. Right balance, as Ancelotti.
— Seleção Brasileira (@BrazilStat) May 14, 2017
Zidane deserves so much credit for creating this Real Madrid.
— AD (@TheRMZone) May 15, 2017
— Hedi (@RealHeDi) May 14, 2017
Zidane deserves credit for how he has used his full squad all season. If Wenger did that often, Perhaps, Perez would be less disillusioned.
— Eromose Ileso (@EromoseIleso) May 14, 2017
Ridiculous second half. Zidane deserves credit. What a man.
— Rougéz (@dboetan7i) May 14, 2017
Many were also impressed by Stevan Jovetic’s performance, with the Sevilla man unfortunate not to score more goals on the night.
Jovetic could’ve scored a hattrick on another day. Hit the woodwork twice and a brilliant save from Navas
— Messi World (@MessiWorId) May 14, 2017
THIS GUY JOVETIC WE NEED TO BUY HIM THEN LOAN HIM OUT TO A NON LEAGUE TEAM FOREVER. FFS
— Sully (@SKMadrid19) May 14, 2017
Oh my days, Jovetic has been super unlucky. Two crossbar hits
— SwedishJoker (@SwedishJoker92) May 14, 2017
@realmadrid sign jovetic pls
— XI (@IlyasseMir) May 14, 2017
Jovetic has been amazing in this match. Well deserved goal tbh.
— Saajid (@ilovereal) May 14, 2017