Cristiano Ronaldo sets single season Champions League goal-scoring record at 17
Real Madrid forward, Cristiano Ronaldo scored the fourth and final goal for Los Blancos in their 4-1 Champions League win over Atletico Madrid, putting his total at 17 goals in a single season, breaking his own record set in the semi-finals.
In the last minute of extra time, Cristiano stepped up to take the penalty to deliver ‘La Decima’ to Real Madrid and putting himself deeper into the history books.
The Portuguese international equaled the previous joint-world record of 14 goals in a single campaign in the quarter-finals round against Borussia Dortmund, but surpassed Messi, Van Nistelrooy Altafini with a brace against Bayern Munich in the semi-final round, concluding with his 17th goal against Atletico Madrid on Saturday evening.
While the goal was inconsequential, the record is not, as it will likely be quite some time before a player comes along who cane break it, if not his own teammate, Gareth Bale, who scored what was the game-winner on Saturday.