Thursday 18 October 2018

Cristiano Ronaldo becomes the first player to score in all six Champions League group games

Another record ticked off for the Portuguese superstar footballer.

He just keeps getting better (Francisco Seco/AP)
He just keeps getting better (Francisco Seco/AP)

By Taylor Heyman, Press Association

Cristiano Ronaldo has become the first player ever to score in all six Champions League group games in a single tournament.

The Fifa Player of the Year 2017 scored his ninth goal of the Champions League season early in Real Madrid’s match-up against Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday.

Ronaldo's 12-minute goal secured the record (Paul White/AP)

In the 12th minute, Ronaldo curled a stunning ball around goalkeeper Roman Burki. It was his 114th Champions League goal.

The goal sealed yet another record for the 32-year-old and put another in his sights. One more goal and Ronaldo will break Lionel Messi’s record of 60 group stage goals in the competition.

Ronaldo’s efforts were rewarded with a 3-2 win, finishing as runners up in group H. He scored one of those and helped to set up the others, and also had a goal disallowed for offside.

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