THE GREATEST? Ronaldo sets new record

THE GREATEST? Ronaldo sets new record

07 Dec, 07:00

Cristiano Ronaldo became the first player to score in all six games of the Champions League group stage as Real Madrid beat Dortmund 3-2 at the Bernabeu.

Ronaldo whipped home a terrific shot from 20 yards on 12 minutes to put Madrid 2-0 up after a lightning start by the hosts in which Dortmund couldn't get near the ball. Borja Mayoral's first European goal on eight minutes had got them on their way before Dortmund finally woke and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's double either side of half-time hauled the visitors back into the game.

Ronaldo doubled the lead for Real in their final Group H match against Dortmund at the Bernabeu with a curling shot into the top corner from the edge of the area in the 12th minute. Ronaldo leads the scoring charts in the Champions League for the sixth season running with nine goals and is the top marksman in the competition’s history with 114 strikes, 17 more than nearest challenger Lionel Messi.

The Portuguese, 32, is having his worst domestic run in front of goal of his nine seasons in Spain, however, having scored only twice in La Liga.

Ronaldo is expected to be awarded the Ballon d‘Or award for the best player in the world for 2017 on Thursday which would equal Messi’s record of collecting the prize for the fifth time.

READ: 2017 Ballon D'or explained

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