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Ronaldo Executes Reverse Elastico Fatality On Mayoral, Teammates Lose Their Minds

If this doesn’t make you want to drop everything and hop into a rondo immediately, you have no soul. Football is joy — just look at the reactions from Luka Modric and Marcelo to Cristiano Ronaldo’s reverse elastico on poor Borja Mayoral. The 20-year-old Real Madrid academy graduate doesn’t deserve this kind of brutality, but it’s definitely appreciated by all.

The game just keeps on giving, and players like Ronaldo — now fast approaching his 33rd birthday — show you that the simple joys never get old.

Watch Ronaldo Nazario's Real Madrid Debut Highlights Just Because You Can

Brazilian legend Ronaldo is hands down one of the best forwards ever to have played the beautiful game. Some argue had it not been for numerous unfortunate injuries, “The Phenomenon” would have been the best ever in world football.

Ronaldo started out playing for Cruzeiro in Brazil. It wasn’t long before he caught the eye of mayor European clubs. At only 17, he was signed by Dutch side PSV Eindhoven.

Prior to becoming one of the “Galácticos”, Ronaldo played for Barcelona in 1996-1997, when he was La Liga top scorer with 34 goals. 

Spain Punch World Cup Ticket After Scoring Hyper-Spanish Team Goal

Spain secured automatic qualification to the 2018 World Cup on Friday by virtue of finishing top of UEFA’s tricky Group G. La Furia Roja’s 3-0 victory over Albania confirmed their position while dooming Italy to the playoff round. Rodrigo scored the opener, Isco added a sumptuous second and Thiago grabbed Spain’s third on a celebratory night in Alicante.  

Inside La Liga: When Will Ronaldo Find The Back Of The Net?

The18.com goes inside La Liga every week. This week Giselle Cesín takes a look at Real Madrid’s return to form, but asks the question should fans be worried about the lack of goals from Cristiano Ronaldo?

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Hi I’m Giselle Cesin with the18, and this is your La Liga soccer update.

Real Madrid took care of business this weekend, beating Espanyol 3-0. However, some Madridistas will be worried that Cristiano Ronaldo has yet to score a league goal this season. 

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