Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo scored his twelfth goal of the current UEFA Champions League campaign against Le Parisiens on Tuesday, and in doing as such equalled another record set by Ruud Van Nistelrooy.
Ronaldo nodded in a cross from Lucas Vazquez in the 51st minute at the Parc des Princes on Tuesday, helping Madrid to a 2-1 win and a 5-2 aggregate to secure a place in the quarter-final of Europe’s elite competition.
Ronaldo last Champions League game in which he was unable to score was last year’s semi-final second leg against arch-rival Atletico Madrid.
Incredibly, that game was still part of a run of the Portuguese 10 goals in the quarter-finals, semi-finals and final as Los Blancos won the competition for a consecutive season.
The Portuguese star joined former Red Devil’s forward Ruud Van Nistelrooy (2003) as the only players to score in nine straight Champions League games. Ronaldo netted 14 times in his nine-game period, while Van Nistelrooy struck on 12 events.
9 – Cristiano Ronaldo is the second player in #UCL history to score in nine consecutive games (14 goals), after Ruud van Nistelrroy for Manchester United in 2003 (12). Monster. pic.twitter.com/oUiaZLqYHi
— OptaJose (@OptaJose) March 6, 2018