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Cristiano Ronaldo, Jimmy Greaves now record as all-time top European scorer

Is Rodriguez's three-year Bernabeu spell about to come to an end Is Rodriguez's three-year Bernabeu spell about to come to an end
Montrelle Montesinos | 15 May, 2017, 20:21

Real wasted no time in taking the lead as some quick thinking saw Nacho stroke the ball into the back of the net while Sevilla were still trying to organise their wall for a set-piece.

Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 400th goal for Real Madrid on Sunday when he put back a rebound from James Rodriguez in the 23rd minute of a 4-1 victory over Sevilla.

Toni Kroos then added gloss to the win as Real stayed level-pegging with leaders Barcelona at the top of LaLiga, the defending champions beating Las Palmas by the same scoreline.

'More than the goal itself, it's what he's done so far.

His first goal in Monday's win against Sevilla, his 400th strike for Real Madrid, tied him with Gerd Muller for second.

Real came into the penultimate weekend of the Spanish season level on 84 points with Barcelona but boasting a game in hand on the defending champions. "He's always there in the decisive moments".

"Those are two hard stadiums to play in".

With their ambitions of finishing in the top four in the Premier League over, Jose Mourinho has opted to focus all of his attention on winning the Europa League which is now another gateway to getting back to Europe's top table.

After Nacho had struck a somewhat controversial 9th-minute opener for the Zinedine Zidane's men, Sevilla were stung into action and with Stevan Jovetic leading the line, they bombarded Navas' goal.

That goal meant Madrid broke Bayern Munich's European record for scoring in consecutive games as their streak now stretches to 61 games.

"He's just got something, he's different", Zidane said.

With the Bernabeu in full voice, Kroos then completed the scoring six minutes from full-time deftly steering home Nacho's low cross with the outside of his boot in to the bottom corner.

The Spanish capital club still have two games left in the league and the Champions League final against Juventus to play for before their season ends.

Zidane warned his team they have to be at their best, however, if they are to lift their first league trophy since 2012, denying Barcelona their third consecutive victory.