The superstar netted a brace as Real Madrid recorded an emphatic 3-1 victory at the Signal Iduna Park.
The forward had been criticized for his poor form in La Liga after drawing zero goals in his first game against Real Betis at the Bernabeu. Ronaldo,again, did not find the target in Los Blancos’ 2-1 away win over Deportivo Alaves.
The Madeira born legend has now scored four times in this season’s UEFA Champions League – his 109th goal in Europe’s flagship competition. Indeed, his form in the UCL has explained why he holds the crown for the UEFA Best Player title. The high-flying winger lambasted his doubters after a dazzling display in the encounter.
“It seems that I have to keep showing exactly who I am in every match. I’m surprised by what the public thinks of me because my numbers speaks for themselves.
“I am an exemplary professional and I always have a clear mind. The criticism is getting worse,” the 32-year-old told reporters at the mixed zone.
Los Merengues will face Espanyol in their next Spanish Primera Division fixture. That said, the four-time Ballon d’Or winner will beam with confidence after such a stellar performance on Tuesday night.