Although soccer may be referred to as the "beautiful game," there is sometimes no substitute for unadorned power. Upon controlling a pass about 40 yards from goal against Osasuna on Sunday, Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo fired off a laser strike that showed off his impressive strength.
After sending his shot whistling past the opposing goalkeeper, Ronaldo pulled up his shorts to reveal his muscled right thigh to the fans. He flexed his leg and pointed to it, seeming to thank his powerful peg for his most recent golazo. Of course, it's also possible that Ronaldo was merely paying homage to actress Angelina Jolie with this one-leg salute. Regardless, this goal staked Madrid to a 2-0 lead in the 37th minute of the first half.
Earlier, Ronaldo had assisted on the opening goal by sending a long cross across the penalty box to Karim Benzema who deftly volleyed the ball home.
Ronaldo would later score on a deflected free kick as a rampant Madrid went on to win, 5-1. Thanks to his brace against Osasuna, CR7 has edged in front of Messi in the race to be the leading goal scorer in La Liga this season. More importantly, Madrid holds a six-point lead over Barcelona in the standings.