Perhaps one of the greatest footballers the world has ever seen, Christiano Ronaldo after seven months of goal drought for Real Madrid in champion’s league competition, this year finally received rain. He last saw the net in September last year, until then this past Wednesday when scored two goals for his team to overcome Bayern Munich which had taken the lead earlier on with Arturo Vidal’s header.
Ronaldo who had not scored until his 30th appearance in the UEFA Champions league set 97 goals record after 136 appearances, 16 with Manchester united and 84 with Real Madrid where 2 are from UEFA Super Cup and one from UCL qualifiers and the remaining 97 from UCL. He first scored in European competition for Manchester United against Debrecen in 2005, twelve years later his goal tally in the competition totals 100.
Competitor Lionel Messi who is two years younger than Ronaldo has appealing number of goals as well. He was the first to break Raul’s 71 goals in 2014, although Ronaldo later surpassed both Raul and Messi. With the Argentine’s age and 94 CL goals attached to his name after 114 appearances, disapproving Messi from reaching the par Ronaldo has set is wrong.
In the night Ronaldo became the first to reach 97 champion’s league goals, he expressed joy in his twitter handle.
“So happy with the victory tonight and to have reached 100 goals in European Competitions. A huge thanks to all team mates.” Wrote the 32-year-old forward.
Ronaldo’s Real Madrid will face Bayern Munich again in the return leg of the quarter finals next Tuesday 18th April at the Santiago Berbeu Stadium.