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Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo matches 15-year-old UEFA Champions League record

Posted: 7 March 2018 Time: 16:00

Real Madrid star forward Cristiano Ronaldo has written his name in the history books after opening the scoring in the 2-1 victory over Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday.

The Portugal international was widely criticised for his alleged lack of influence with the LaLiga giants early in the 2017/18 season but he's silenced critics by reaching a feat unmatched over the past 15-years.

Ronaldo's towering header in the 51st minute of the second leg UEFA Champions League last-16 encounter marked the ninth consecutive game he's netted in Europe's elite club competition, equaling a record set by former Manchester United striker Ruud van Nistelrooy in 2003.

In the nine games, the five-time Ballon d'Or winner has scored a staggering 14 goals, while the former Netherlands international scored 12.

Ronaldo's overall record in the Champions League since joining Los Blancos stands at 102 goals in 96 games, with 47 of those strikes coming in the knock-out stage of the competition.

Article by: Staff Reporter
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