Ronaldo breaks Messi UCL record

UEFA Champions League

Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has broken Lionel Messi's record for the most home goals scored in UEFA Champions League history.

Ronaldo was in fine form for the Bianconeri on Wednesday evening, when he netted once again during the club's 3-0 Champions League Group G win over Dynamo Kyiv.

In doing so, the 35-year-old broke long-time rival Messi's record for the most home goals scored in the competition's history, taking his tally to 71 across his spells at Old Trafford with Manchester United, the Santiago Bernabeu with Real Madrid and Juve's Allianz Stadium.

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Ronaldo had equalled the record last week during his side's 2-1 win over Ferencvaros and, with Messi rested for a second consecutive UCL match by Barca manager Ronald Koeman, he was able to claim the record outright against Dynamo.

The five-time Ballon d'Or winner also extended his record as the Champions League's all-time leading goalscorer and now boasts an incredible 132 goals to his name in European football's premier club competition. 

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Of no less significance, his strike was also the 750th professional goal of his career for club and country, making him one of only four players in the history of the sport to have achieved the milestone.

Scroll through the gallery below to see where Ronaldo ranks among the greatest goalscorers of all time

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