Ronaldo topples Messi as Champions League highest scorer

By Daily Sports on June 4, 2017

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Cristiano Ronaldo, apart from helping Real Madrid set an unprecedented record of winning the UEFA Champions League title, back-to-back, also set a personal record as the highest goal scorer in the tournament.

By recording a brace in Cardiff, he overtook  Lionel Messi, as he finished top of the  scorers’ table  for the fifth year running. The two goals in Real Madrid’s 4-1 final win against Juventus in Cardiff took him to 12 for the season.

Messi totalled 11 before Barcelona’s quarter-final exit, allowing Ronaldo to then move to within one of the lead when he became the first player to pass 100 goals in both the UEFA Champions League and UEFA club competition overall.

However, his double last night in the Welsh capital ensured that the Portuguese has top-scored, either jointly or outright, a record six times – including for a record five consecutive campaigns – and he also leads Messi 105-94 in UEFA Champions League goals.

The last time neither player featured at the top of the scorers’ podium was 2006/07.

*Photo shows Ronaldo/Messi.

Source Daily Sports

Posted June 4, 2017


 

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