Cristiano Ronaldo’s Brilliance in Numbers

Cristiano Ronaldo

Yesterday saw Real Madrid trash their arch-rival, Athletico Madrid 3 – 0 game of the 2017 Champions League. The match saw Cristiano Ronaldo score a hat-trick against the Diego Simeone led side in first Semi-Final encounter.

Here are some of the major strides in statistics of the four times Balon D’or winner.

52 – Ronaldo’s hat-trick meant he became the first player to reach 50 goals in the Champions League knockout stages.
13 – Ronaldo has now scored 13 semi-final goals in the Champions League (10 for Real Madrid, three for Manchester United) – the most by any player, including when the tournament was called the European Cup.
103 – The Portugal international has also scored more Champions League goals than Atletico Madrid’s 100.
7 – Ronaldo has equalled Barcelona forward Lionel Messi’s total of Champions League hat- tricks.
8 – He has scored two consecutive Champions League hat-tricks, and eight goals in his past three games in the tournament.
399 – The 32-year-old is one strike away from 400 goals for Real Madrid alone.

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