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Cristiano smashes Lángara's goal record after 79 years

Cristiano's scintillating goal figures so far this season have seen him smash a record set by Isidro Lángara 79 years ago.

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Cristiano celebrates Madrid's opener against Granada.

Cristiano has started this season like no other. He has scored 17 goals in the first ten games of the season. He has not scored as many goals at this stage of La Liga in his previous eight campaigns: eight (in 2013-14), 11 (12-13), 10 (11-12), 11 (10-11) and five (09-10). The numbers this year have helped him to break an historic record set 79 years ago, that of Isidro Langara, who scored 16 goals in the first 10 matches of the season in 1935.

The Oviedo legend reached this figure having played ten games (he did not score in only one of them), while Cristiano has reached the target in just nine, having missed the match against Real Sociedad (4-2) through injury. In fact, the Portuguese forward has scored in nine straight matches. Of the nine other top-scorers in history after ten rounds of the season (from 10th place there are nine players level on 13 goals), eight were achieved from 1951 or before. The record of Oviedo in 1935-36 scored the same amount of goals the current Madrid side has (37), equalling the best scoring records achieved in 1950-51.

Cristiano Ronaldo will continue his fight with Langara until the next matchday this coming week as the Basque striker totalled 18 goals in the corresponding fixture.

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