Cristiano Ronaldo scored the first own goal of his otherwise stellar career to send Real Madrid to a shock 1-0 defeat at Granada in La Liga at the Estadio Nuevo Los Carmenes on Saturday, February 2, 2013. The Portuguese star has scored 21 league goals this season but headed into his own net at a corner in the 22nd minute of the game. Like so many of the goals Ronaldo scores on purpose, his own goal in this match was quite a nice header from a difficult angle off a corner kick. Goalkeeper Diego Lopez was in a flubbed attempt to clear the ball. Real rarely threatened in the face of resolute opposition. However, their fifth loss in 12 away games this season left the champions 15 points behind Barcelona before the Spanish league leader visits Valencia on Sunday, January 3, 2013. Real Madrid have 43 points from 22 games and remain four points behind second-placed Atletico Madrid, who host Real Betis last weekend. In a recent interview, the world’s most famous footballer as well as Real star has already ensured that helping others is a major part of his life.
Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid CF reacts after his own goal in the La Liga match between Granada CF and Real Madrid CF at Estadio Nuevo Los Carmenes on February 2, 2013 in Granada, Spain.
This is the first own goal of his career to send Real Madrid to a shock 1-0 defeat at Granada.
The 28-year-old forward looks on during the Copa del Rey semi final first leg match between Real Madrid CF and FC Barcelona at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on January 30, 2013 in Madrid, Spain.
Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring Real's second goal during the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and Getafe CF at estadio Santiago Bernabeu on January 27, 2013 in Madrid, Spain.
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