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Can Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo extend his scoring record in the Champions League semi-final?

Posted: 25 April 2018 Time: 13:00

Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo will be looking to break one of his most impressive scoring records when his side face Bayern Munich in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League semi-final tonight.

Ronaldo, 33, comes into the fixture at the Allianz Arena with a record of scoring in 12 consecutive games across all competitions - last achieved by himself in 2014.

Overall, Ronaldo has scored 22 times over the 12 game period, taking his tally to 42 goals in 2017/18.

In the UEFA Champions League, the Real club-record goal scorer has netted in all 10 fixtures played, as he tops the scoring chart with 15 strikes this season.

With his last-minute penalty against Juventus he extended his current scoring streak in the competition to 11 games - the run started in last season's final against the Italian side.

Record vs Bayern

Against Bayern, he's scored nine goals in six previous games, mainly down to the five strikes over two-legs in last season's quarter-final tie.

Despite this incredible record, the Bavarian's head coach Jupp Heynckes is not losing sleep over the five-time Ballon d'Or winner.

"Of course, he's a big topic for us in the game analysis," he told reporters, as quoted by BBC. "But don't forget we have Robert Lewandowski, who has scored 39 goals (in all competitions). So you have to ask, how can you stop Lewandowski?"

Having secured the Bundesliga title with five games to spare, the German giants arrive in supreme form themselves with 18 goals in their last four domestic fixtures.

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Article by: Lorenz Kohler
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