Real Madrid Annihilates Malmö
Los Blancos were in no mood to take anything for granted.
Disqualified from the Copa del Rey due to using a suspended player against minnows Cádiz, Real Madrid took out its frustrations on the southern Swedish side from Malmö, who were thrilled just to be in a Champions League pool.
The disparity in expectations was evident, and the Spanish giants rained down their power as if it was they who had the mighty Thor in their mythology:
Conversely, Malmö must've understood what it felt like to be in a battle with Jörmungandr in this one.
The Portuguese superstar flashed a bit of his own magic, and Benzema was ever present with his tiger instincts to get this show on the road:
And the same happened again:
Malmö players must've felt blessed to be amongst the stars.
Ronaldo hadn't fired any of his classic free-kick bazookas for some time, but when he gets around to it ...
No one stops them.
Ronaldo wasn't done for the night, either, as he tucked in another one:
It takes instinct to be at the right place at the right time.
Usually, when Ronaldo has two goals to his name, he's odds-on for a hat trick:
And ring up another one.
Messi already lags behind in the Champions League scoring race, and Ronaldo increased the distance:
As if anyone needs a reminder, Real Madrid re-confirmed they can score more than tap-ins:
Karim Benzema also converted a two-goal night into a hatter:
History records that the Vikings did their bit in Spain, too, but their influence never got as far as Madrid. They still haven't.