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Cristiano Ronaldo first player to score 100 Champions League goals for single team

Cristiano Ronaldo scored a first-half penalty against Paris Saint-Germain to reach yet another milestone in the Champions League.

football Updated: Feb 15, 2018 12:27 IST
By Joe Wright
By Joe Wright
Omnisport, Madrid
Cristiano Ronaldo,Real Madrid,Portugal
Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after Marcelo scores Read Madrid’s third goal vs Paris Saint-Germain in their first-leg Round of 16 match at the Santiago Bernabeub on Wednesday. (REUTERS)

Cristiano Ronaldo became the first player to score 100 goals for a single team in the Champions League with a first-half strike against Paris Saint-Germain.

The 33-year-old converted from the penalty spot in the 45th minute of the last-16 first leg at the Santiago Bernabeu to draw Real Madrid level at 1-1. (Read: Liverpool crush Porto)

Cristiano Ronaldo, who has 115 goals in total in Europe’s top competition, is the only player to have reached a century for a single team in the tournament’s history.

Barcelona star Lionel Messi is closest to that tally – the Argentina star has 97 goals for the Catalans.

Ronaldo now has 20 goals in his last 12 appearances in the competition and has scored at least once in every game this season.

He has also scored at least 10 goals in seven consecutive Champions League campaigns, while no other player has done so in more than two.

First Published: Feb 15, 2018 12:23 IST