Football / Champions League: Ronaldo enters the legend

Football / Champions League: Ronaldo enters the legend

Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) entered the Champions League on Tuesday after becoming, thanks to a double, the first player to score 16 goals in one edition of the prestigious competition.

The Portuguese, at the end of a move by Benzema and Bale, scored first with his right foot his 15th goal of the season in C1 in the 34th minute (3-0 at that moment in favor of Real Madrid). Neuer once again deceived defending champion Bayern Munich's goalkeeper at the end of the match with a wonderful free kick (90, 4-0).

Why not now aim to set another legendary striker's record for the White House? RaoulTop scorer in C1 history with 71 goals from the group stage?

Ronaldo is not far behind with 66 goals in this category

It is believed that the Portuguese has been injured this season. He will be absent in the spring for three weeks due to constant discomfort in his left knee and then an injury to his left thigh. His participation in the first leg of the semi-final was not confirmed until less than two hours before last Wednesday's match. He did not score in the first leg in Madrid, but scored twice in the second leg.

This record, however, bears witness to the Madeira striker's successful season, both on and off the pitch. He signed a stunning new contract with Real Madrid in September, collected his second Ballon d'Or in January after 2008, and is currently top scorer in La Liga (30 goals) and C1 (16). Objectives).

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'The important thing? “Winning titles”

But even if these statistics flatter the Portuguese's ego, they will always be secondary to silverware, as he made clear at the start of the season. Ronaldo confirmed in mid-September, when signing a contract extension until 2018: “I believe that records are made to be broken, but this is not my priority because I believe that these things happen naturally. The important thing is to win titles.” .

The entry of the Merengue legend, in his view, means filling the Real Madrid trophy gallery, where the place has been ready since 2002 for the long-awaited “10th”, the tenth in the club's history. Ronaldo has already won the Champions League. It was 2008 and he was wearing the shirt of his former club, Manchester United.

However, since arriving in Madrid in 2009, he has never gone beyond the semi-finals in this competition. The challenge is clear: to silence those who booed after losing El Clasico to Barcelona (4-3), “CR7” must win the most beautiful and prestigious club competition.

“I have no doubt that one day we will win the 10th title, and since we have great players and a great coach, I am convinced that it will be this year,” he stressed. Ronaldo Mid-September. Ultimately, records don't matter: only that promise matters.

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