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Video: Watch Cristiano Ronaldo proudly sing the Champions League Anthem

Simon Rice

Published 23/04/2015 | 19:08

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo will be joined by Javier Hernadez and James Rodriguez in attack at the Bernabeu tonight, as Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale have been ruled out through injury
Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo will be joined by Javier Hernadez and James Rodriguez in attack at the Bernabeu tonight, as Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale have been ruled out through injury

Cristiano Ronaldo is a massive fan of the Champions League.

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Why wouldn't he be - it's a competition he's won twice, first with Manchester United in 2007/08 and then with Real Madrid last year.

He's scored a staggering 75 goals in the competition, with eight this season. He holds various records, such as the highest number of Champions League goals in a single season (17), the most consecutive matches scored in (eight) and the most Uefa Team of the Year appearances (nine).

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But if there was any doubt that he loved the tournament, any at all, it was dispelled last night ahead of Real Madrid's quarter-final second-leg tie with Atletico Madrid.

During the playing of the much loved Champions League anthem Ronaldo was caught singing along to the crescendo - 'The Champions'.

The music was written by British composer Tony Britten, after being commissioned by Uefa in 1992. The lyrics meanwhile mix elements of the three official Uefa languages: English, French and German.

The lyrics...

Ce sont les meilleures équipes

Es sind die allerbesten Mannschaften

The main event

Die Meister

Die Besten

Les grandes équipes

The champions

Une grande réunion

Eine grosse sportliche Veranstaltung

The main event

Die Meister

Die Besten

Les grandes équipes

The champions

Ils sont les meilleurs

Sie sind die Besten

These are the champions

Die Meister

Die Besten

Les grandes équipes

The champions

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