Ronaldo breaks Messi’s Champions League goals record for a season

Cristiano Ronaldo has broken Lionel Messi's goals record for a single

Champions League season following his strike in Real Madrid's

encounter with Bayern Munich.

The 29-year-old's goal in Tuesday's semi-final

second-leg clash with the Bavarians at the

Allianz Arena took his tally for the 2013-14

season to 15.

Ronaldo has now netted one more than Messi's

previous record, with the Argentine registering

14 times in 11 games during the 2011-12


Remarkably, the Portuguese has bettered the

Barcelona forward's tally in just 10 outings this

term, having missed the group game at home to


No player has ever scored at such a rate in

Europe's premier club cup competition.

Messi's average during his record-breaking

2011-12 season was a goal every 70.71 minutes,

while Ruud van Nistelrooy was even more

prolific during Manchester United's run to the

quarter-finals in 2003.

The Dutchman netted 12 times in total, giving

him an average of a goal every 57 minutes.

Ronaldo, 29, has hit double figures in the

Champions League in three consecutive seasons

after netting 12 and 10 strikes in 2012-13 and

2011-12 respectively.

The former Manchester United man is likely to

get the chance to further add to his tally in the

remainder of the competition with Madrid on

their way to the semi-finals.


Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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