Cristiano Ronaldo reached yet another landmark with his brace in his side’s mauling of APOEL Nicosia in their opening game at the Bernabeu on Wednesday.
It was yet another historic night for the Portuguese superstar who hasn’t shown any signs of slowing down as far as scoring goals are concerned. The 32-year-old forward opened his account for Los Blancos in just 12 minutes after kick-off to ensure he increased his UEFA Champions League goal tally to 106 goals after 145 games.
The iconic number 7, yet again, got on the scoresheet via a spot-kick after Real Madrid was controversially awarded a penalty though the ball presumably hit the shoulder of the APOEL defender inside the 18-yard box just six minutes into the second-half.
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Cristiano Ronaldo’s second goal against APOEL took the number of braces he’s scored in the UEFA Champions League to 30, making him the first-ever player in the competition’s history to reach the milestone. The former Manchester United winger also surpassed Lionel Messi (11) as the player with the most penalties scored in the history of the UEFA Champions League (12).
Here is a fan view of Cristiano Ronaldo’s penalty goal:
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