UCL: Ronaldo Becomes First to Score 100 Goals as Real Madrid Advance to Semi-Final
Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo became the first player to score 100 goals in the Champions League when he netted a hat trick against Bayern Munich on Tuesday.
The Portugal captain, reached the landmark in his 137th Champions League appearance. His first goal came against Roma for Manchester United in 2007.
He has scored nine of his 100 against Bayern Munich, two more than any other opponent, and 23 against all German clubs combined, 10 more than any other country.
He however got his first goal on Tuesday with a header in the second half, then added two more in extra time after Bayern had been reduced to 10 men, though both goals had suggestions of offside.
He has now scored 85 goals in 85 appearances in the Champions League for Madrid.
Tuesday’s treble extended Ronaldo’s lead over Barcelona rival Lionel Messi who has 94.
This excellent performance has put Madrid through to the semifinals with a 4-2 win on the night, 6-3 on aggregate.