Another record set up by Cristiano Ronaldo. The Number 7 of Real Madrid became the first player ever to score 100 goals in UEFA Champions League. His hat-trick and a goal from Asensio helped Real Madrid to reach semi final of the Champions League with an aggregate score of 6-3. However, there were whistles by home fans before scoring, but fans cheered ‘Ronaldo’ after 4-2 victory over German visitors.
Cristiano Ronaldo became first player to score 100 goals in Champions League
Two goals in first leg and three goals in second leg of Champions League quarter final booked a semi final place for Real Madrid though last two goals received great controversy.
Madrid welcomed Bayern Munich at Santiago Bernabeu with 2-1 advantage. Polish International made no mistake when he took responsibility of scoring from penalty spot. The goal was equalized by Cristiano Ronaldo’s header that put Madrid back into the game.
Unfortunately, an own goal from Sergio Ramos on his 100th Champions League game leveled the aggregate score. After 90 minutes, extra time given to teams for deciding the winner. Assist from Ramos and goal from Cristiano Ronaldo sealed leveled 2-2 at Bernabeu. Replays showed the Portuguese was offside.
Few minutes later, defender Marcelo made a remarkable run and passed it to Ronaldo who was at better scoring position. Last goal from Asensio confirmed victory and semi final place for Real Madrid.
Ronaldo had his finger on lips that also got attractions. Speaking about whistles Ronaldo said “I don’t tell them to quiet, never, I only ask that they do not whistle. Because I always give my best in every game, although sometimes I do not score goals I try and work hard to help Real Madrid. I am sticking to positive things. The team has been fine, we played well and obviously I am happy for the goals.”
Cristiano Ronaldo played 137 UCL games to score 100th goal with an average of 0.73. Argentine forward Lionel Messi is at second spot with 94 goals in 114 games. Take a look on Champions League all time top goal scorers.
|1||Cristiano Ronaldo||Portugal||100||137||Man United, Real Madrid|
|3||Raul Gonzalez||Spain||71||142||Real Madrid, Schalke 04|
|4||Ruud Van Nistelrooy||Netherlands||56||73||PSV, Man United, Real Madrid|
|5||Karim Benzema||France||51||92||Lyon, Real Madrid|