Cristiano Ronaldo ready for new European record

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Cristiano Ronaldo, who robbed the Ballon d’Or 2013 from Lionel Messi, is ready make a new record in Champions League competition.

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Real Madrid trashed Borussia Dortmund in Champions League quarter-final 1st leg at Santiago Bernabéu. Bundesliga side has to climb a huge mountain to reach the consecutive semi-finals of Champions League.

Portuguese prolific striker has scored 14 goals so far in this year Champions League and he already equalised with Messi’s 14 goals, which is the highest European cup goals in single season, record in 2011/12.

Season Player Goals
2012/13 Cristiano Ronaldo 12
2011/12 Lionel Messi 14
2010/11 Lionel Messi 12
2009/10 Lionel Messi 8
2008/09 Lionel Messi 9
2007/08 Cristiano Ronaldo 8
2006/07 Kaka 10
2005/06 Andriy Shevchenko 9
2004/05 Fernando Morientes 9
2003/04 Ruud van Nistelrooy 12
2002/03 Ruud van Nistelrooy 10
2001/02 Andriy Shevchenko 9
2000/01 Andriy Shevchenko 10
1999/2000 Mario Jardel (FC Porto), Rivaldo (Barcelona), Raul (Real Madrid) 9
1998/99 Andriy Shevchenko (Dynamo Kiev), Dwight Yorke (Manchester United) 8
1997/98 Alessandro Del Piero (Juventus) 10
1996/97 Milimko Pantic (Atletico Madrid) 5
1995/96 Jari Litmanen (Ajax) 9
1994/95 George Weah (PSG) 7
1993/94 Ronald Koeman (Barcelona), Wynton Rufer 8
1992/93 Romario (PSV) 7

Real Madrid has more chances to reach semi-finals so Ronaldo have more chances to make a new record.

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This is the 100th Champions League match for him, he scored 49 goals, and it equalises the Alfredo Di Stefano’s haul.

10 minutes before the final whistle, Ronaldo hobbled off from the ground with injury. Real Madrid director Emilio Butragueno said: “Madrid supporters should not be too concerned, Ronaldo was only taken off as a precaution.”

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The Whites boss Carlo Ancelotti about Ronaldo’s injury: “It’s a slight knee problem and I’m not worried about it,”

“If the niggle, which at the moment is not a worry, continues we can rest him, but the player is relaxed,”

“I took him off 10 minutes before the end and there is no reason to worry.”

Ronaldo has already notched 28 goals in La Liga and will lead his national team in World Cup 2014. If he gives the same pace this year, he will have more chances to win the Ballon d’Or again.

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