Cristiano Ronaldo hails first Anfield goal after Madrid thrash Liverpool
Real Madrid captain is one strike behind Champion League's all-time record goal-scorer Raul
Cristiano Ronaldo described scoring his first Anfield goal as “special” after Real Madrid were emphatic winners against Liverpool.
The Madrid captain combined with Colombia international James Rodriguez to score his 70th goal in the Champions League in the 23rd minute.
France international Karim Benzema headed in a second before the striker added los Blancos’s third goal after Liverpool failed to clear a corner.
And Ronaldo, who is one goal behind the competition’s all-time record goal-scorer Raul, was thrilled to net at such a difficult ground.
“It was special, my first goal at Anfield and I am very happy. Amazing,” Ronaldo told Sky Sports.
“We knew that Anfield is a difficult place but we were fantastic in the first 45 minutes and we deserved to win. I’m not worried about the Champions League goalscoring record. I know I will beat it. Me and Lionel Messi are very close. The best thing is that the team has nine points.
“Can we retain the cup? Why not? We are taking it step-by-step but we are going to try. We know it will be tough but we are positive and it is possible.”