Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick against Bayern Munich in their UEFA Champions League Quarter Final’s second leg, becoming the only player in the history of the Champions League to score 100 goals.
Though controversy revolves around his goals, there's no denying the fact that he is now the first player in the competitions' history to score 100 goals. Marcelo unselfishly crossed the ball for Ronaldo allowing him to complete his hat-trick and net his 100th goal. A remarkable player sets another landmark in the competition. Last week he became the only player to score 100 goals in the European Club competitions when he netted a brace against Bayern Munich in their UEFA Champions League Quarter Final’s first leg,
— Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) April 18, 2017
The Portuguese captain came into the tie with 97 goals. He was in prolific form in La Liga but has hit a deadly drought in the UEFA Champions League. Ronaldo’s 99th goal came after 659 minutes in the UCL, an awfully long time for a player of his caliber. However, luckily for all Real Madrid and CR7 fans, his 100th goal didn’t take that long. He now has 41 hat-tricks for Real Madrid only.
The 32-year-old Real Madrid forward added another milestone to his remarkable career. Ronaldo is a three-time UEFA Champions League winner, having claimed the trophy twice with Real Madrid in 2014 and 2016, and once with Manchester United in 2008. Though he has been less prolific this season scoring only 26 goals, he also holds the record for most goals in a single UEFA Champions League – 17 in 2013/14.
Cristiano Ronaldo's 💯 #UCL goals:
• Open play — 77 goals
• Penalty — 11 goals
• Free-kick — 12 goals pic.twitter.com/A2yOWgtKYY
— TheCRonaldoFan (@TheCRonaldoFan) April 18, 2017
Real Madrid has advanced into the semi-finals of the competition by thrashing Bayern Munich 6-3 on aggregate. The Galacticos will be heading into the semis with confidence and will be hoping to see Ronaldo netting more goals for them.