Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo beats Lionel Messi to new UCL award

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo beats Lionel Messi to new UCL award

- Cristiano Ronaldo has beaten his arch rival Lionel Messi to a new Champions League record

- The 33-year-old scored the only goal in his side's 3-1 defeat to Juventus on Wednesday, April 11, to reach the semi final of the UEFA elite competition

- His goal against the Italian side means he has scored in 10 straight games, while he has 10 UCL goals against Juventus

Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo scored the only goal from the spot kick that sent Los Blancos to the semifinal stage of this year’s UEFA Champions League tournament on Wednesday, April 11.

The Galacticos won the first leg of the encounter 3-0 a week ago in Turin, but suffered a disappointing 3-1 defeat to Juventus at the Santiago Bernabeu, while they progress 4-3 on aggregate.

Two goals from Mario Mandzukic and one from Blaise Matuidi gave the Italian team a lifeline in the game until the 97th minute, when the Portuguese star scored to power his side to the next stage of the championship.

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However, 33-year-old’s goal in last night’s meeting takes his goal tally to 15 goals in 10 UEFA Elite competition this season.

After the goal, Ronaldo now boasts of 10 goals against Juventus – one more than Lionel Messi’s tally against Arsenal in the European championship.

The Portugal international scored three of Madrid's four goals in the quarter-final tie, having bagged a brace in the first leg to give his side easy access to the next stage.

Unbelievably, the Real Madrid star is the only player to have scored 15 goals in a single season – and he's done it three times.

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The 2016 UEFA European Championship winner is also the first player to have scored in 11 consecutive games in the history of the club competition.

He joined the league of players to have made 150 appearances competition – after former Barcelona captain Xavi Hernández (151), and Iker Casillas with 167 caps.

Meanwhile, they will face either of Liverpool, Roma or Bayern Munich in the semifinals, as the La Liga giants go for a third consecutive Champions League title.

He also hold the record for the top three Champions League highest goal scorers having scored in his side’s 3-1 defeat to Juve on Wednesday night.

Meanwhile, Ronaldo has successfully set another UCL record, be holding the top three highest goal record in the competition.

He is the leading the top goals scorer this season with 15 goals from 10 games this season – while he is also holds the first and second records with 17 and 16 goals from previous editions respectively.

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Source: Naija.ng

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