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03.11.2012 » Real Madrid 4-0 Zaragoza. A result a lot better than the performance

Cristiano Ronaldo chasing the ball as if his life depended on it, in Real Madrid vs Zaragoza, for La Liga 2012-2013

Real Madrid and Barcelona did their jobs this Saturday evening, as they added two more victories to their long winning streak. The Merengues had no troubles in beating Zaragoza by 4-0, while Barça defeated Celta de Vigo by 3-1, at the Camp Nou. The two teams will remain 8 points apart in the Spanish League standings, with José Mourinho's men playing in Valencia against Levante next weekend and Barcelona travelling to Mallorca.

Surely not the best performance we've seen from Real Madrid this season, but it ended up being enough for the Merengues to crush Zaragoza at the Santiago Bernabéu, by a clear 4-0 result. Gonzalo Higuaín and Angel di María scored still before half-time to put the home side on a comfortable lead, but the remaining two goals only took place near the final whistle and from two debutants goalscorers in Real Madrid, Michael Essien and Luca Modric. In the other hand, Cristiano Ronaldo failed to extend his goalscoring vein against Zaragoza, but neither did Messi score any goal this Saturday evening, so they will both continue on a tight race for La Liga's Pichichi in 2012/13.

Cristiano Ronaldo game photos in Real Madrid vs Zaragoza
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4-0 Zaragoza goals and highlights:

It took Real Madrid close to 23 minutes to score the opener against Zaragoza and it all came from a corner kick on the right, taken by Luca Modric. The Croatian midfielder curled the ball into the visitors' side penalty area, allowing Raúl Albiol to head it strong and get very close to score. However, Zaragoza's goalkeeper Roberto made a brilliant stop as he blocked the first shot, but didn't manage to clear the ball away into a safe zone. Gonzalo Higuaín was alert for that possibility and was quick to react to the rebound, as he easily pushed the ball into the back of the net, giving the home side a one goal lead still early in the game.

Two minutes later, Real Madrid extended the advantage to 2-0, thanks to a good initiative from another Argentinian player, Angel di María. The always eletric winger picked up a ball passed by Cristiano Ronaldo and took on a defender just before attempting to cross the ball to Zaragoza's area. The cross got deflected on the opponent's legs but the ball remained close to Di María's feet, allowing the Argentinian to strike it to Roberto's left side. The Spanish goalkeeper blocked the shot, but saw the ball rebounding again to Angel di María and this time, the Argentinian buried it into the back of the net.

Angel di María running after the ball with all he has in him, at Real Madrid 2012-2013

Despite the two goals lead, José Mourinho's men weren't performing as they have used their fans in a recent past and the crowd disapprovement was loudly heard as half-time approached. This is the price to pay when a team sets its standards so high and the Santiago Bernabéu fans have decided not to be complacent with any sort of lack of attitude and low intensity game, during any home fixture.

Real Madrid still managed to create several goalscoring chances on the 2nd half and Cristiano Ronaldo had a particular duel with Zaragoza's goalkeeper, Roberto. The Portuguese forward got very close to score in a few occasions, as it was the case of one of his free-kicks that hit the post after a slight deflection in Roberto's right hand. However, Ronaldo ended up not scoring and it was Michael Essien, the Ghana footballer, who didn't miss his chance to score his first goal ever for Real Madrid, putting the Merengues three goals up against Zaragoza, on the 88th minute.

With added time already being played in the game, there was still time for another Real Madrid player to have his scoring debut for the club, as Luca Modric succesfully took a shot in front of Zaragoza's penalty area, sealing the deal for the night with a 4-0 final result. Real Madrid players' minds can now shift attentions for next Tuesday's big clash against Borussia Dortmund and the Santiago Bernabéu will certainly play an important role in motivating the team towards the crucial 3 points that will be at stake. As usual, you'll be able to follow Real Madrid vs Borussia Dortmund live, from

Cristiano Ronaldo driving the ball down the line, as he is being chased by Sapunaru, in Real Madrid 4-0 Zaragoza

Real Madrid line-up vs Zaragoza:

Goalkeeper: Casillas
Defenders: Sergio Ramos, Raúl Albiol, Pepe, Arbeloa
Midfielders: Essien, Modric, Ozil
Attackers: Di María, Cristiano Ronaldo and Higuaín

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Cristiano Ronaldo next game for Real Madrid will be against Borussia Dortmund, for the UEFA Champions League, this Tuesday night (06-10-2012). You can watch Juventus live stream, Real Madrid vs Borussia Dortmund live, Milan vs Malaga, Liverpool vs Newcastle, and QPR vs Reading, all matches provided from our soccer live section.

Real Madrid next game:
Real Madrid vs Borussia Dortmund
kick-off time (06-10-2012):

Jakarta (Indonesia) | GMT+8: 02:45
(Madrid) | GMT+2: 20:45
Portugal and England (Lisbon/London) | GMT+1: 19:45
Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) | GMT-1: 17:45
New York (United States) | GMT-4: 14:45
Los Angeles (United States) | GMT-7: 11:45
Beijing (China) | GMT-7: 11:45

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Cristiano Ronaldo powerful shot in Real Madrid vs Zaragoza, in 2012-2013

Angel di María celebrating Real Madrid goal at the Santiago Bernabéu, in La Liga 2012-2013

Cristiano Ronaldo with his legs stretched on the pitch, during a game for Real Madrid in 2012-2013

Cristiano Ronaldo making a funny and ugly face in Real Madrid 2012-2013

Angel di María making a heart with his hands, after soring a goal for Real Madrid, in 2012-2013

Michael Essien first goal ever for Real Madrid, in 4-0 win over Zaragoza, for La Liga 2012-2013

Luca Modric first goal ever for Real Madrid, against Zaragoza in the Spanish League 2012-2013

Cristiano Ronaldo playing for Real Madrid in the Spanish League 2012-2013

Cristiano Ronaldo dribbling and tricking a Zaragoza defender in an attack for Real Madrid, in 2012-2013

Mesut Ozil running and chasing the ball in a game for Real Madrid, in 2012-2013

Michael Essien 1st goal celebration for Real Madrid, in La Liga 2012-2013

Cristiano Ronaldo waiting for the right time to strike the ball with his left foot, in Real Madrid 4-0 Zaragoza, for La Liga 2012-2013

Cristiano Ronaldo giving congratulations to Luca Modric, for his first goal scored for Real Madrid, in La Liga win against Zaragoza, by 4-0 in 2012-2013

Luca Modric happiness, after scoring his 1st goal ever for Real Madrid, with Nacho joining the celebrations, in 2012-2013

Cristiano Ronaldo with a knight stance, as he stands up with one knee on the ground, in 2012-2013

Cristiano Ronaldo being tackled down by a Zaragoza defender, in Real Madrid 2012-2013

Cristiano Ronaldo not understanding something and showing an ironic smile and reaction during a Real Madrid game, in 2012-2013

Cristiano Ronaldo being clumsy and acting like a clown, in Real Madrid 2012-2013

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