Cristiano Ronaldo did not get off to a good start against Real Sociedad. On 7 minutes he skied the first of two controversial penalties that the Referee González González gifted Real Madrid.
As a result of the miss, his first of the season from the spot, Cristiano now lies joint second - with Michel on six - amongst the Real Madrid players to have missed the most spot-kicks in the club's history. The only player to have missed more is Hugo Sánchez (9).
However, minutes later, the Portuguese made up for his mistake and put away his 50th penalty in Spain's domestic competition. Of the 240 La Liga goals he has scored, 50 have come from the penalty spot, which makes him Real Madrid's stand-out specialist from 12 yards (Hugo Sánchez only managed 35).