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Cristiano Ronaldo's two beautiful goals from distance against Osasuna are worth watching

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Real's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates his goal during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and Osasuna at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Saturday, April 26, 2014

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Cristiano Ronaldo reached the 30 goal mark for the season with a brace in Real Madrid's 4-0 win over Osasuna and both of his goals were quite lovely.

The first goal came just six minutes into the match and, given far too much open space by Osasuna, he coolly banged it in from outside the box. He appeared to be offside, but the goal was allowed to stand. Perhaps because the linesman felt it was too pretty to disallow.

Eager to improve on his first, Ronaldo scored again in the 52nd minute, this time with a rising shot that found the top corner like a guided missile. He then celebrated with a theatrical flourish. Watch both goals here...

Ronaldo is now the first Real Madrid player to score 30 or more league goals in four consecutive seasons. It's easy to shrug off overly specific facts like that, but at a club like Real Madrid, with their long history of some of the game's greatest ever goal scorers — Alfredo Di Stefano, Ferenc Puskas, the original Ronaldo, Raul, Hugo Sanchez and on and on — it really is a remarkable feat.

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