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Cristiano Ronaldo's Champions League record - can Lionel Messi match it?

Cristiano Ronaldo's Champions League record - can Lionel Messi match it?



Juventus were not at their best in the Champions League but, once again, that man Cristiano Ronaldo came to their rescue.

The former Manchester United and Real Madrid forward took his tally to 125 goals in 161 appearances in the competition with a superb diving header in Amsterdam.

He is now 17 goals ahead of his nearest rival Lionel Messi. Can the Barcelona forward - nearly three years younger - catch him?

Ronaldo, 34, made his Champions League debut in 2003 for United, but didn't find the net in the competition until 10 April 2007, when he scored twice in a 7-1 thrashing of Roma.

Twelve years to the day later he became the first man to reach the 125 mark with his brilliant header against Ajax.

"Ronaldo showed that he is on a different level. His timing and movement is different to everyone else's - there's nothing you can do about it," Juve boss Massimiliano Allegri told Sky Sport Italia.

"He is a player who just has a different technique than the others."

Ronaldo has scored five times in eight appearances this season, some 12 short of his seasonal best of 17, notched in 2013-14 when he guided Real to the trophy... read more BBC Sport
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