Real Madrid talisman Cristiano Ronaldo continues to write his name in the history books after setting another record in the Champions League.
The Portuguese international has been in commanding form in Europe, and has helped the side win three Champions League honours in the past four seasons.
This term too, he has set the temperature high, as he continues to score emphatically for Zinedine Zidane’s side. Real qualified for the knockout stages by finishing 2nd in their group behind Tottenham, after they sealed a dramatic 3-2 win against Borussia Dortmund at home.
Ronaldo set a new record of scoring in all six of the Group Stage matches after netting once again in the home tie against the German side.
The 32-year-old has maintained his liking for the coveted tournament by setting all kind of records. He is the competition’s all-time top scorer, and also has his name in scoring the most goals in a single Champions League campaign.
Ronaldo has won the tournament 4 times in his career – a feat very few have managed.
On Wednesday, at the Santiago Bernabeu, he got the fans rooting and celebrating, as they loved his celebration after scoring in the 12th minute. Ronaldo raced to the dugout to give his dear friend Marcelo a hug, as he celebrated with style.
This, in turn, has got the fans of the club excited, as they took their thoughts on social media site Twitter. They loved the way he embraced the Brazilian, and it was coupled with the fact in seeing their team eke out a victory in a tourney they are used to dominating.
Marcelo has been one of the longest serving players in the current Real side, and has won a lot of laurels during his time. Fans are hoping that the duo continues to shine for the side till the time they are at the club, and keep the faithful excited.
Written by Rajdeep Saha
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