Cristiano Ronaldo has broken his rival’s record for the most goal in a calender year in champions league.
Ronaldo scored his 8th goal in Champions league this season against Juventus last night in Turin and with that goa he became the first player to score 14 Goals in a Calender year in UEFA Champions League.
Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has revealed his delight at overtaking Barcelona’s Lionel Messi for the number of Champions League goals scored in a calendar year.
“I’m so happy; this is a great moment for my career. I feel so loved and always try to do my best,” Ronaldo told Sky Sport.
“I’m not worried about the records. They come naturally. Its positive, but I want to win more and to be better in the future.
“We knew the difficulty against Juventus. In the first half we suffered, [but] in the second half we were redeemed. We reacted so well, we hit the post and we were better.”
It was the Portuguese’s eighth goal in four Group B games this term and his 14th in the Champions League this calendar year, a total which sees him surpass Messi’s 13 strikes in 2012.
Ronaldo‘s goal was his 59th in the Champions League. The Portuguese now trails only Messi (63) and Raul (71). He also needs just one more strike to set a new group stage record currently shared with Hernan Crespo, Filippo Inzaghi and Ruud van Nistelrooy.
The draw sees Carlo Ancelotti‘s side up to 10 points at the top of Group B.