Against Sevilla on Sunday night, Cristiano Ronaldo once again came to the rescue of Real Madrid.
He grabbed a crucial brace, taking his tally to 11 since Los Blancos’ Champions League visit to Bayern Munich in April.
That night the forward scored twice and in the return leg, bagged a hat-trick before delivering another against Valencia ahead of hitting Atletico Madrid for three at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu.
Against Sevilla, Ronaldo has popped up with two important goals to help his side to a 4-1 victory and of those 11 goals he has scored recently, they all have a common denominator.
All of them came within the penalty box, like so many of the former Manchester United forward’s goals this season.
In total, he has scored 37 times during the current campaign and 33 of those goals have came inside the penalty area.
It is further evidence that Ronaldo is revelling in a central role, with both goals against Sevilla coming with his first touch in the box, instantly sending the ball into the back of the net.
The penalty box is Ronaldo’s area, which he dominates like nobody else and where he is trusted infinitely by all at Real Madrid.