Cristiano Ronaldo became Real Madrid’s highest La Liga scorer in history with five goals against Espanyol.
The Portuguese broke Raul’s mark of 228 with an extraordinary strike rate of more than a goal per game.
Raul scored 228 in 550 games, while Ronaldo’s 230 have come in just 203 matches.
Real ran out 6-0 winners to take temporary leadership of La Liga ahead of Saturday night’s clash between Atletico Madrid and Barcelona.
Ronaldo scored a hat-trick inside the first 20 minutes. ending a two-match ‘goal drought’ to start the season.
Karim Benzema added a fourth before the break, before Ronaldo surpassed Raul with a simple tap-in from Gareth Bale’s low cross.