Real Madrid 2011-2012

¡Hala Madrid! Los Blancos won their 32nd La Liga title today. That’s the only silverware we get this year, but it is so nice to have it. We did get to the semifinals of the Champions League, but we just didn’t have enough gas in the tank to overcome Bayern Munich after having spent ourselves in El Clasico the weekend prior. La Liga is ours, and that’s sufficient—for now.

Here’s how our goals panned out this year:

Alonso: 2
Altintop: 1
Benzema: 32
Callejon: 11
Di Maria: 7
Higuain: 26
Kaká: 8
Khedira: 4
Marcelo: 3
Özil: 8
Pepe: 1
Ramos: 4
Ronaldo: 59
Varane: 1
Goals for: 169
Goals against: 52

We had a goal difference of +117. We outscored our opponents 3.25 to 1 across all competitions. Ronaldo broke his La Liga record from last year, totaling 46 goals out of Real Madrid’s 121, accounting for 38% of all of our goals. Despite breaking his record from last year, Barcelona’s Messi outscored him this year with 50 La Liga goals. Ba. Meh. Take a look at this:

And this:

And, finally, this:

In sum, we didn’t rely solely on Ronaldo. Naturally, he scored less because the wealth was spread to Higuain and Benzema as well. The stats from La Liga show that it was a triumvirate influence. Messi may have scored more than Ronaldo, but, let’s face it, Ronaldo’s were more valuable, as it earned him the league and Messi, well, he came up empty handed for earning Barcelona any silverware (well, he still has Copa del Rey).

So, congratulations to Ronaldo for being top scorer, followed by Benzema and Higuain. Special shout out to Callejon—what a talented young player! Congratulations to Real Madrid for winning La Liga, being the first team ever to accumulate 100 points in league, and for also being the first team ever to get 121 goals in league.

¡Hala Madrid!

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