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Ronaldo Extends UCL Record Over Messi

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo Extends UEFA Champions League Record Over FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi

By David Kappel - Mar 07, 2018 08:01 PM @kappilinho

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi regularly battle each other for records, and with his goal against Paris Saint-Germain this week, the Portuguese extended one of his records over his longstanding rival.

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The Real Madrid superstar scored the opener in his side's comfortable 2-1 second-leg round of 16 victory over the French giants, helping the defending champions eliminate PSG 5-2 on aggregate.

In doing so, Ronaldo extended his own record as the deadliest player in the UEFA Champions League knockout stages after scoring his 57th goal in the elimination rounds of the tournament.

His longstanding rival Messi follows in second place with 38 goals, before Bayern Munich's Thomas Muller completes the top three with 21 strikes.

Messi and Muller will have a chance to add to their tallies in the second leg of their round of 16 ties against Chelsea and Besiktas, respectively, next week.

The Argentine, though, remains the top striker for the last 16 stage, having netted 22 times in it in comparison to Ronaldo's 20. Muller again follows the top duo with 12 round of 16 goals to date.

Read: Ronaldo Equals Another UCL Record

Overall, the Los Blancos talisman has scored 117 goals in the competition, while Messi sits just two shy of the magical 100-goal marker.

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


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Makarios Joined: 24 Feb 2017
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Makarios Mar 08, 2018 11:27 AM
He's definitely the best of his generation.
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hlaxduze Mar 08, 2018 08:00 AM
Every goal scored by this guy break a certain record out there. this has been proven in so many times
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alizebucs1986 Mar 08, 2018 07:44 AM
Not champions league history,but football history
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Bhakabhaka for ever Mar 08, 2018 06:34 AM
Jha CR7 is the best player ever in champions league history for now and ever
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Yellow-Blue. Mar 07, 2018 09:26 PM
Yes cowditor
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Faysal Mar 07, 2018 08:27 PM
No news here
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Isishabasheki Mar 07, 2018 08:21 PM
CR7 is the king of football
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Michaeltshigama Mar 07, 2018 08:08 PM
The guy is the best in the world
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Michaeltshigama Mar 07, 2018 08:08 PM
He's simply the best

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