Ronaldo protects record from Messi, could set another

Like a big brother, Cristiano Ronaldo has one over Lionel Messi.

Cristiano Ronaldo remains the player with the most UEFA Champions League goals in the group stages (11). Lionel Messi is second with 10 goals.

It’s Matchday 6 in the UEFA Champions League! On Tuesday, the stage was set for Barcelona to host Gladbach. The game ended 4-0 with Lionel Messi opening the scoring. Despite several other attempts, La Pulga could not net more goals. This saw him fall short of Ronaldo’s record of 11 goals scored in the group stages during the 2015/16 season.

  • Fact: Cristiano Ronaldo scored 58 per cent of Real Madrid’s group stage goals as Los Blancos qualified from their section ahead of PSG with a 19-3 record.

This season, the ageing superstar is not as prolific in front of goal. He surprisingly failed to find the net against weak side Legia Warsaw in both legs. As of now, he still counts nothing more than two goals in five matchdays. But what if Cristiano Ronaldo has been saving the best for last?

Achieving this feat against Group F leaders Borussia Dortmund would be the icing on the cake for Cristiano Ronaldo fans.


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