Cristiano Ronaldo might have broken Raul's goalscoring record, or just tied it, depending on what you read, but what cannot be denied is the fact that the Portuguese superstar created history with a brace for Real Madrid in their Champions League Group A game against Malmo.

Ronaldo, according to Real Madrid, was only one goal behind Raul's all-time club goalscoring record of 323 goals, with his brace taking him past the legendary Spaniard.

But that is only because they have counted a goal that deflected in off Pepe, which means the double against Malmo has taken Ronaldo level with Raul's Real Madrid record.

Ronaldo, as a result of the two goals, scored in the 29th and 90th minutes, also raced to 500 career goals for club and country in a mere 753 games – staggering considering how difficult he found goalscoring in the early part of his career.

"I've already said that he is an indisputable player for us and he's shown that yet again," Real Madrid manager Rafa Benitez said. "I'm very satisfied because we won, didn't concede any goals, picked up three points and Cristiano scored twice to break [actually equal] the record.

"If we're talking about the history of Real Madrid and the club's goalscorers, it's worth pointing out that he has needed less time to achieve this feat and that makes what he's doing all the more remarkable."

Real Madrid are now in pole position in the group with six points from the first two matches, although PSG also have the same number of points. Which of these two teams will finish first in Group A will be decided when the two clubs meet for back-to-back matches, starting later this month.

"I am satisfied [with the result]," Benitez added. "We played much better than against Malaga [a game which ended 0-0]. We had good possession and Malmo only had two or three chances that could be classed as dangerous. We controlled the play well throughout."