DORTMUND: Cristiano Ronaldo scored two goals in his 150th European appearance to give Real Madrid a 3-1 victory at Borussia Dortmund, their first against them in Germany, and influence it two wins to out of two matches in their Champions League Group H.
Ronaldo, who has now scored 411 goals in his 400 Real appearances, snatched their second of the night after a fine exertion from Welshman Gareth Bale, who had put them ahead with an eminent volley in the eighteenth moment.
The Spaniards rebuffed the hosts for playing too high and found the holes they expected to score. The Portuguese slaughtered off the match, pounding the ball past guardian Roman Buerki in the 79th.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang quickly pulled one back in the 54th yet the Germans couldn’t repeat last season’s two-objective rebound to draw.
Real, whose dreary begin in La Liga has abandoned them in 6th place seven points off leaders Barcelona, have six points, level with Tottenham Hotspur who beat APOEL Nicosia 3-0. Bundesliga leaders Dortmund are in joint-last place with no points, in the wake of losing their opener at Spurs.