Ronaldo Sets 18 Goals Record in Champions League

Cristiano Ronaldo set another Champions League record as the holders Real Madrid sealed their place in the knockout stages with a 6-0 win at Apoel Nicosia.
Ronaldo got his goals early in the second half, and his two strikes saw him reach 18 goals in the competition in 2017- more than any single player in a calendar year.
He added his 18th of the year four minutes later, firing into the unguarded net on the turn after Karim Benzema pounced on a defensive error.
The Portugal star’s previous best of 16 came in 2015, but he has managed to surpass that thanks to some inspirational performances on the way to last season’s Champions League title, plus a good run in this year’s group stage.
His tally for this season is eight goals in five group games, adding to the 10 he scored in the knockout phase of last year’s competition, including a double against Juventus in the final.
Barcelona star Lionel Messi’s personal best is 13, a record he has posted twice in 2016 and 2012.