Cristiano Ronaldo is fastest La Liga player to 100 goals

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has become the fastest player to reach 100 goals in Spanish league history.

The Portuguese scored twice as Real bounced back from consecutive draws with a 5-1 thrashing of Real Sociedad.

In reaching 101 goals in 92 games, Ronaldo surpassed Real legend Ferenc Puskas, who scored 100 in 105 games.

LA LIGA TOP SCORERS

  • 35 Lionel Messi (Barcelona) & Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid)
  • 19 Radamel Falcao (Atletico Madrid)
  • 18 Gonzalo Higuain (Real Madrid)
  • 16 Karim Benzema (Real Madrid)
  • 15 Roberto Soldado (Valencia)

Ronaldo's 35th league goal of the season took him level with Lionel Messi, who scored in Barcelona's 2-0 win at Mallorca.

Both players are closing in on Ronaldo's own record of 40 league goals in a single campaign, set last season.

Messi, who became Barca's all-time top-scorer on Tuesday, now has 55 goals in all competitions this season and 18 in his last nine games.

With nine games of the season remaining, leaders Real have 75 points and Barca 69.

The two sides meet at the Nou Camp on 22 April.

Meanwhile, Karim Benzema's two goals against Sociedad saw him surpass Zinedine Zidane as the top scoring Frenchman in La Liga.

The 24-year-old has now scored 39 goals in 84 league games.