REAL MADRID 4 - ATHLETIC 2

CR7 continues to rack them up against Athletic: 16 in 14

The forward is Real Madrid's all-time highest La Liga scorer against Los Leones, followed by Raúl, Ferenc Puskas and Hugo Sánchez, all on 11.

CR7 continues to rack them up against Athletic: 16 in 14
GERARD JULIEN (AFP)

Cristiano Ronaldo grabbed a brace in Real Madrid's La Liga win over Athletic Club on Saturday - a two-goal display that saw him add to his excellent league scoring record against the San Mamés outfit.

The Portuguese star's double means he has now netted 16 times in 14 top-flight clashes with Athletic, stretching his lead over Real's next highest all-time league marksmen against the Basques: Raúl, Hugo Sánchez and Ferenc Puskas, who all hit 11.

Having drawn a blank in the sides' first La Liga fixture of the current campaign, Cristiano's strike also ensured that he extended his run of having scored against Athletic in every Spanish league season he has featured in since joining Los Blancos.

This term, the 31-year-old is proving a much sharper shooter at the Bernabéu than on the road. Of his 32 goals in all competitions so far in 2015/16, 21 have come on home turf.