Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo sets new Champions League record with a goal against Juventus.
It seems like breaking records is Ronaldo’s favorite hobby and this time Ronaldo’s opening goal against Juventus made him the first player in Champions League history to score in 10 consecutive games.
It was a record previously set by Ruud Van Nistelrooy, who scored in 9 consecutive matches for Manchester United in the 2002-03 season. In that duration, he scored 12 goals in his 9 games whereas Ronaldo has 16 goals in his incredible run.
This season Ronaldo tops the scoring chart with 14 goals and he now has 118 Champions League goal in his career which extended the gap between himself and Lionel Messi to 18 Champions League goal.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored a sensational Bicycle kick for which he was even applauded by the Juve fans. The goal was also his 39th, in all competitions this season, more than any other player in Europe’s top 5 leagues.
He has 59 goals in the knockout stages (and 22 in the quarter-final stage, one more than Juve’s all-time total at the same stage.) of the prestigious tournament, 21 more than his famous counterpart, Lionel Messi. Messi has a chance tonight against Roma to reduce the difference.
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Ronaldo is already the competition’s top scorer and is on course to top the scoring charts for the seventh time in his career.