Cristiano Ronaldo out to score first Nuevo San Mamés goal


Cristiano Ronaldo out to score first Nuevo San Mamés goal

Cristiano Ronaldo out to break Nuevo San Mamés hoodoo



The Real Madrid striker has netted at 32 of the 37 Spanish stadiums he has played at - and, after three failed attempts, is out to make it 33...

Real Madrid's weekend clash with Athletic Club sees Cristiano Ronaldo go to one of the five Spanish stadiums at which he has played but never scored.

32 out of 37 for Cristiano

In his seven and a half years so far with Real, the Portugal captain has run out at 37 different grounds in Spain, netting at 32 - but not Nuevo San Mamés.

Athletic moved to Nuevo San Mamés in 2013.

He has been on target away to Athletic before - hitting a LaLiga brace in Bilbao in April 2013 - but that was at the side's old stadium, which they left that summer.

Also on his personal blacklist are the Estadio Gran Canaria (Las Palmas), Anoeta (Real Sociedad), the Nuevo Arcángel (Córdoba) and the Nueva Condomina (Murcia).

No goals, one red card...

Cristiano has featured at the Nuevo San Mamés three times, drawing a blank on each occasion and even picking up a red card on his first visit in February 2014.

Cristiano was sent off at Nuevo San Mamés in 2014.

He was dismissed after an altercation with Athletic's Ander Iturraspe as the teams played out a 1-1 league draw in which Jesé Rodríguez got Los Blancos' goal.

That stalemate was followed by a damaging 1-0 LaLiga defeat in 2014/15, before a Karim Benzema double saw Real earn a 2-1 top-flight win at the ground last term.

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