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Ronaldo Breaks Messi UCL Record

Cristiano Ronaldo Breaks Lionel Messi UEFA Champions League Record

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By David Kappel - Sep 14, 2017 09:00 PM @kappilinho

Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has broken a UEFA Champions League record set by his long-standing rival Lionel Messi.

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It was another magical night for the Portuguese, who is currently serving a five-game domestic suspension after pushing the referee in the Spanish Super Cup first leg.

The Portuguese was dearly missed in his sides’ latest two La Liga draws, but immediately returned to the score-sheet in Real’s Champions League opener against APOEL.

He scored Los Blancos’ first two goals before Sergio Ramos rounded off the 3-0 win with a bicycle kick.

With his first strike, Ronaldo continued a run of scoring in the opening fixture of the competition in each of the last six seasons, as DailyMail pointed out.

His second goal came from the penalty spot, which means the 32-year-old has now scored 12 spot kick goals in the competition – more than any other player in history.

In so doing, he broke the record he previously shared with Messi. The Argentine has scored 11 penalties in the Champions League so far.

In addition, Ronaldo became the most-capped outfield player in the competition, making his 136th appearance – one more than Los Blancos legend Raul.

Read: Ronaldo Closing In On Messi World Record?

Only former Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas, who now plays for Porto has featured in more games than the 2017 UEFA European Player of the Year. The Spaniard was also in action last night, making his 164th UCL appearance in a 3-1 defeat to Besiktas.

Do you think Ronaldo is the best player in Champions League history? Have your say in the comments section below.


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phine k Joined: 04 Aug 2015
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phine k Sep 18, 2017 02:52 AM
as he always does.......
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sabbath mapsanganhe Sep 17, 2017 07:40 AM
The is bck now
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#The Return-of-The-Rose-of-Pretoria#kby Joined: 04 Sep 2017
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Messi is on form this season.
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Machine_Gun_Killer Sep 17, 2017 05:44 AM
Cr7
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Chiefester Sep 16, 2017 11:14 PM
So he's now officially and certified Penaldo
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Endinaki Sep 16, 2017 09:58 PM
@DuksMkh is dat real
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machithazonke Sep 16, 2017 08:16 PM
records
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machithazonke Sep 16, 2017 08:16 PM
records
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DuksMkh Sep 16, 2017 07:32 PM
He will be holding all football records that will be in the history of football forever except the one that is held by Pele of 1258 career goals
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Lelyz Sep 16, 2017 07:14 PM
CR7 is workerholic , he dyserv lifetime achivment award' so we can't compare H2O & juice
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Moses Shane Sep 16, 2017 03:02 PM
Yes he's the best
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vijjox Sep 16, 2017 02:23 PM
So barca,fan are stupid?lol they called Ronaldo ,penaldo but he was having less penalties scored compared to that one of messi so I don't know how I can put this ,because its foolishness calling someone's mom b*tch ,while YOUr mom also have been eaten by 25 men
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Matayitayi Sep 15, 2017 10:11 PM
Messi will break it anyway coz that's what he was born to do
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Matayitayi Sep 15, 2017 10:09 PM
Stupid record
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Martin Mavicks Sep 15, 2017 09:26 PM
messi is 30, Ronaldo is 32... nywe nywe nywe Ronaldo is old, messi is young... niyanya.... You cant counter Brilliance in the field ngemnyaka... lemme just say Ronaldo was busy polishing his English Premier league trophy that Messi wont have.... ningakhohlwa le National club (Portugal) lakhombise khona Ronaldo kutsi he is greater... kute lengingakusho nge Star.studded argentina
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Sir KAIZER SENIOR Sep 15, 2017 07:27 PM
MEAAI have got 5 ballon dors and Penaldo 4 the other one is loading,yes I agree but where was he when Messi took those cos he is.old
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Sir KAIZER SENIOR Sep 15, 2017 07:24 PM
When he started to play football KING MESSI was.playing a playstation and came in while the madala was strugle and set the record now the old one is breaking the young boy's records,Penaldo cNt be proid of this thing he must be ashamed
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Gervinoh 45 Sep 15, 2017 07:13 PM
The older breaks the younger ones records, where was him when the younger one made records? They u say he is the best? Mxm . #Ke Le Sandawana. .
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Mavhaisi Nkuna Sep 15, 2017 06:36 PM
CR7 ALWYS KING OF WORLD FOOTBALL
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Mr Correct Sep 15, 2017 06:31 PM
King CR7 will rule till Jesus comes

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