MADRID (AP) Next time, wait a little longer before wondering whether Cristiano Ronaldo has lost his scoring touch.
It turns out the Real Madrid striker is just fine.
After an unusually barren start to his season, Ronaldo came alive in the last two games, scoring eight goals.
He netted five against Espanyol in the Spanish league on Saturday, and three more in a 4-0 victory against Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League on Tuesday.
It was enough to make him Real Madrid's all-time leading scorer in the Liga, and move him ahead of Lionel Messi as the top scorer in the European tournament.
Ronaldo said he feels ''very proud and happy with this moment.''