Cristiano Ronaldo- The centurion of Real Madrid

Updated on: Feb 16, 2018 3:45 pm IST

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Cristiano Ronaldo’s Real 100th:

Just when the entire critics of sports arena were speculating about the fitness of Cristiano Ronaldo and were concerned with his age, he stood up to shut them all. Ronaldo was again at his incredible best when he scored the 100th Champions League goal for Real Madrid on Wednesday against PSG.

He became the first ever player score 100 Champions League goals for the same club when he converted a first-half penalty against Paris Saint-Germain.





The Portuguese-forward said that he stood out against PSG. “Whenever you score goals and the team wins, it is very special,” he added.


Ronaldo- The King of Champions League:

  • Ronaldo has scored 116 Champions League goals to register the number of goals which is more than 117 of the 137 teams that have played in the competition.
  • He has topped the annual goalscoring charts six times, which is the highest in the Champions League history.
  • He scored 11 goals in 2015-16 to set a record for the most goals scored within a Champions League group stage in a single season.
  • He scored nine goals in 2017-18 and became the first player to score in all group stage games within a single season of the competition.

The 33-year-old is the competition’s highest all-time scorer, with Lionel Messi his closest rival on 97.



Ronaldo’s ‘Crazy’ penalty technique:

Real Madrid went under pressure after Adrien Rabiot’s opener which made PSG lead by 1-0, but the Portuguese forward and Marcelo gave Real a handy advantage. The first goal scored by Ronaldo from the penalty spot caused a bit of fuss online.

Initially, nothing seemed extraordinary about the strike but the closer inspection of his technique reveals its peculiarity.

Ronaldo’s left foot appears to plant next to the spot, causing the ball to pop and allow him to get a cleaner strike.

Rio Ferdinand claimed in the BT Sport studio, that it was nothing new from his former Manchester United team-mate as he used to practice the technique while playing for Manchester United too.



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