Champions League all-time top scorer crown – Ronaldo surpasses Messi
It was another important night for Cristiano Ronaldo. The Portuguese included three more goals on Tuesday to the five he scored at Espanyol on Saturday to near inside of two of Raul’s record of 323 for Real Madrid. In any case, as has been the situation so regularly before, he was helped by the honor of two exceptionally unsure penalties. Cristiano Ronaldo has constrained his way in front of Lionel Messi in the race to be the record-breaking top scorer in the Champions League. The Real Madrid striker now has 80 in Europe’s head rivalry, in the wake of meshing a hat-trick against Shakhtar Donetsk during a 4-0 win for his side on Tuesday night.
Portugal skipper Ronaldo scored twice from the penalty spot in the second half and included a header nine minutes from time to take his count in Europe’s tip top club rivalry to 80 goals, three more than Barcelona forward Messi. A howler from Shakhtar keeper Pyatov let in Karim Benzema for the opener on the half-hour before the guests were reduced to 10 men five minutes after the separate when Stepanenko hacked Sergio Ramos and was demonstrated a second yellow card. Madrid side multiplied their lead after Ronaldo’s shot hit Shakhtar skipper Darijo Srna on the back in the 54th and the official strangely gave a penalty and the Portuguese netted another spot kick nine minutes after the fact after Marcio Azevedo took care of.
Ronaldo, who put five past Espanyol in La Liga on Saturday, finished his hat-trick at the Bernabeu when he caught up a spared Marcelo push to set a Spanish record of 33 triples, one more than Messi. The triumph gave new Real Coach Rafa Benitez a victorious introduction for the capital club in the opposition yet included some significant downfalls as their Wales winger Gareth Bale limped off halfway through the first half with a calf issue.
On the other side, Messi has landed in Rome with his team-mates before they tackle manager Luis Enrique’s previous side at the Stadio Olimpico. Ronaldo starts the match at level with Barcelona star Messi, on 77 goals. In January, when Ronaldo won the Ballon d’Or, Messi set himself the goal of taking it off the Portuguese star, and it would be nothing unexpected on the off chance that he is poked on to score against Roma.