Ronaldo First To Reach 50 Knockout Goals In Champions League
The Portuguese superstar became the first player to score 50 goals in the Champions League knockout stages.
Cristiano hat trick saw Real Madrid earn a 3-0 win over Atletico Madrid in their Champions League semifinal first leg on Tuesday, with Zidane’s men putting one foot into the final in Cardiff after an incredible display at home.
Earlier the 32-year-old became the first player to score 100 goals in Europe – and also a century of goals in the elite competition.
The former Manchester United winger reached the amazing milestone with an amazing display against the Los Blancos’ fierce rivals Atleti.
CR7 reached the 50 goal milestone with his first strike, putting Real ahead, before adding two more goals to thrash the Rojiblancos with an impressive hattrick.
Ronaldo has now scored a total of 103 goals in the UEFA Champions League as he looks to win yet another UCL title.
CR7 has now also scored 11 Champions League semi-final goals (8 for Real Madrid, 3 for Manchester United) – while the Portuguese skipper also scored his 42nd hattrick for Zinedine Zidane’s side, since joining the Santiago Bernabeu outfit in 2009 from Manchester United.
Ron now has 35 goals in 41 appearances in all competition this season and is fast closing in on 400 for Madrid.