Cristiano Ronaldo took a nasty cut to the head during the Real Madrid match against Deportivo La Coruna at Santiago Bernabeu. He had given everything to nod a cross by Lucas Vazquez into the net, his second goal of the day.
Ronaldo had broken a lengthy scoring drought to record the brace as Deportivo were routed 7-1 on Sunday.
Defender Nacho Fernandez and Gareth Bale also recorded a brace each, with Luka Modric scoring the seventh goal.
The Madrid striker caught a stray boot in the head as he powered a header past Ruben Martinez, Deportivo’s keeper. He stayed down on the turf thereafter.
He was eventually helped off the field by a Madrid medic, while his team saw out the final minutes at the Bernabeu in complete control despite being reduced temporarily to 10 men.