Welcome to the 100 membership, Cristiano Ronaldo. Participants? One.
With two objectives to assist Actual Madrid come from at the back of to overcome Paris St-Germain Three-1 of their last-16 first-leg tie on Wednesday evening, Ronaldo turned into the primary participant to attain greater than 100 Champions League objectives for a unmarried membership.
The ahead has now scored 21 objectives in his final 12 Champions League video games and 11 in seven this season.
And a few folks assume he’s at the decline.
How does he evaluate to his competitors?
Ronaldo will likely be proud of this one. He has 4 extra objectives for a unmarried membership in Europe’s elite pageant than Barcelona rival Lionel Messi.
After Messi, no-one is even with regards to Ronaldo’s goalscoring shape within the Champions League:
|Maximum Champions League objectives for a unmarried membership|
|Cristiano Ronaldo||Actual Madrid||101|
|Alessandro del Piero||Juventus||42|
|Karim Benzema||Actual Madrid||31|
|Thomas Muller||Bayern Munich||40|
|Ruud van Nistelrooy||Manchester United||35|
|Wayne Rooney||Manchester United||30|
Loving existence within the Champions League
Now not but satisfied by means of Ronaldo’s Champions League majesty? Those stats would possibly convince you:
- Ronaldo has crowned the yearly goalscoring charts at the maximum events in Champions League historical past (6).
- He’s additionally the one participant ever to attain 10+ objectives in six other Champions League seasons.
- Ronaldo holds the report for probably the most objectives scored inside of a Champions League staff level in one season (11 objectives in 2015-16).
- He’s the participant with maximum objectives scored in one Champions League season (17 objectives in 2013-14).
- Ronaldo was once the primary participant to attain in all staff level video games inside of a unmarried Champions League season (9 objectives in 2017-18).
Might as neatly have a staff of Ronaldos?
Extremely, in step with game statisticians Gracenote, Ronaldo has scored extra Champions League objectives on his personal than 87% of groups to have ever performed within the pageant.
Together with the 15 Champions League objectives he scored for Manchester United sooner than becoming a member of Actual Madrid, Ronaldo has scored a complete of 116 within the Champions League. That is 19 greater than another participant (Messi, after all) and greater than than 118 of the 137 groups that experience ever seemed in the principle pageant.
An improbable report.
‘He lives for the penalty space’
Ronaldo’s newest two objectives within the Champions League had been a penalty and a close-range end. In reality, the majority of his objectives within the pageant were scored within the field.
“Ronaldo now has 101 Champions League objectives for Actual Madrid, and it sounds churlish to mention however he did not have a really perfect recreation,” stated Spanish soccer creator Andy West on BBC Radio five reside.
“That is what he does now, now not the Premier League box-to-box participant we noticed, he lives for the penalty space, and that is the reason how he can prolong his occupation, now in his 30s.”
Benzema – Ronaldo’s absolute best mate?
Regardless of the reality Karim Benzema didn’t make a unmarried go to Ronaldo in opposition to Paris St-Germain, he has assisted extra Ronaldo objectives within the Champions League for Actual Madrid than someone else – 11. Gareth Bale is 2d at the checklist with seven, with Marcelo on six.
They had been Ronaldo’s first two objectives in opposition to Paris St-Germain for Actual Madrid, in his 3rd look. His maximum a hit opposition for Actual Madrid within the Champions League is unusually Bayern Munich (9 objectives in six video games).
He has scored seven in opposition to every of Borussia Dortmund, Juventus, Ajax and Schalke – the latter 3 at a fee of a couple of a recreation.