Champions League: Cristiano Ronaldo Reaches His ‘Goal’
Cristiano Ronaldo surpassed the 500-goal mark and Real Madrid hailed him as the club’s all-time leading scorer on Wednesday, while Manchester United and Manchester City rebounded from opening losses to remain in contention in the Champions League.
Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus also won their matches in the European competition and remain in a good position after two rounds of group stage matches.
Ronaldo scored his 500th and 501st goals in Sweden, passing Raul’s mark of 323 goals according to the Spanish club, which counts a goal that has officially been awarded to Pepe. UEFA said the players are still level at 323.
“I’m very happy,” Ronaldo said. “First of all because the team won. But I won’t lie to you. I really wanted to beat Raul’s record.”
Ronaldo said Raul had sent him a message of congratulations.
The Portuguese forward took his Champions League record tally to 82 goals, five more than Lionel Messi.
“We are happy with Cristiano Ronaldo’s goals,” defender Alvaro Arbeloa said. “It’s incredible what he’s doing. He is a legend in Real Madrid. It seems there is no limit to what he can do.”