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Cristiano Ronaldo scored his first Anfield goal tonight - and it was a bit special

Real beat Liverpool 3-0 thanks to a Ronaldo gem and Benzema double.

CRISTIANO RONALDO’S FIRST Anfield goal and a double from Karim Benzema helped Real Madrid to victory against Liverpool.

The reigning champions of Europe won 3-0 on a grim Champions League night for the home fans.

Ronaldo opened the scoring in the 23rd minute, racing on to a James Rodriguez pass before hooking the ball brilliantly beyond Simon Mignolet:

http://vine.co/v/OhWphbLrXju

Benzema doubled the visitors’ advantage seven minutes later, rising above Glen Johnson at the back post to steer Toni Kroos’ lofted cross home:

Benzema pounced on some sloppy defending to score his second and Real’s third shortly before the break:

http://vine.co/v/OhWUmuFHxai

The result sees Madrid top the group on nine points and edge closer to the last 16.

The remainder are neck and neck on three points each after Ludogorets scored a late 1-0 win against Basel this evening.

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