11 Mar 2012

Ronaldo keeps Madrid well in front

2:14 pm on 11 March 2012

Cristiano Ronaldo netted his 31st and 32nd La Liga goals of the season to lift Real Madrid to a 3-2 comeback win at Real Betis that stretched their lead over second-placed Barcelona to 13 points.

As well as putting Real a step closer to a first title since 2008, the victory in an entertaining clash in Seville set a club record of 10 straight league wins on the road in coach Jose Mourinho's 100th game in charge and gave them 70 points from 26 matches.

It was also their 11th successive league victory since losing 3-1 at home to Barca, who visit Racing Santander tonight, in December.