The star of this week's Historic Goals feature isHugo Sánchez
, one of the most prolific goalscorers of his generation. He checked in atReal Madrid
in the summer of 1985 and soon established himself as a fans' favourite. The Mexican frontman was renowned for his first-time strikes and goalscoring prowess.
On Matchday 4 of the 1988/89 LaLiga campaign,Real Madrid
travelled to theBenito Villamarín
. The Whites claimed victory courtesy of a Sánchez double in the space of three minutes. He completed his brace when he finished off a counter-attacking move in whichButragueño
collected the ball on the edge of the area before lofting it over a defender and towardsSánchez
, who controlled with his head and fired past the hosts' goalkeeper.
Sánchez made 282 competitive appearances for Real Madrid and plundered 208 goals. He played a significant part as the team secured five LaLiga titles, one UEFA Cup, three Copa del Rey crowns and a trio of Spanish Super Cups. In terms of individual honours, he scooped four Pichichi Awards and a Golden Shoe.