Cristiano Ronaldo set a couple of records en route to Real Madrid’s 3-0 win over Juventus.
Cristiano Ronaldo was once again in deadly form as Real Madrid trounced Juventus 3-0 in Turin in the first-leg of the Champions League quarter-final clash.
The Portuguese scored twice and set up another to leave the Italian champions on the brink of another disappointing elimination in Europe.
The 33-year-old opened the scoring after just three minutes after blasting home a low cross from Isco.
Ronaldo doubled his tally after the half-time break with a spectacular overhead kick which left Gianluigi Buffon stuck as the ball flew into the net.
The former Manchester United forward was in imperious form all through the game and capped off an impressive night by setting up Marcelo for Real Madrid’s third goal.
Ronaldo’s brace against Juventus ensured that he broke a couple of records in the Champions League, adding to his other glittering records in the competition.
Below are four records set by the Madrid star following his double against the Italian side.
#4 First player to score in 10 consecutive Champions League games
Ronaldo’s opening goal against Juventus actually marked his 10th consecutive strike in the Champions League.
The Portuguese has always been in fine form when playing in Europe’s premier competition and once again demonstrated why he is the most consistent player in this tournament.
His double against the Italian giants has seen him now become the first player in the history of the Champions League to score in 10 successive games.
Cristiano Ronaldo is the first player in Champions League history to score in 10 consecutive games in the competition.
It is a run which started when he netted against this same Juventus side in last season’s Champions League final.
Coincidentally, Ronaldo scored a brace in that game too as Real Madrid defeated Juventus 4-1 to lift their 12th Champions League crown.
Ronaldo has since netted successively – in both home and away ties – against Apoel, Dortmund, Spurs and PSG, before again netting against Juve, to become the first player ever to score in 10 consecutive Champions League games.
#3 Most goals against a single opposition in Champions League
By scoring twice against Juventus on Tuesday night, Ronaldo became one of just two players in the history of the Champions League to have scored the most goals against a single opposition in the competition.
The 33-year-old took his tally against Juventus to nine after his impressive double. It is a record he shares with eternal rival Lionel Messi, who has equally netted nine times against Arsenal.
The former Manchester United star appears to love playing against Juventus in Europe, having also netted in all five of his previous meetings against Allegri’s side.
#2 Extended Champions League all-time top scorer record
Ronaldo may have helped Real Madrid to a big victory over Juventus, but also he extended his all-time top scorer record in the Champions League in the process.
Ronaldo was on 117 goals prior to the encounter against the Italian champions, however, he has now extended his goal record in the competition to 119.
FULL TIME: Juventus 0-3 Real Madrid
Cristiano Ronaldo’s incredible bicycle kick, his 119th in the Champions League, earned him a standing ovation from the Juventus fans
This means he is now 19 goals clear on Barcelona’s Messi who is currently on 100 goals in the competition. Both superstars have taken goal scoring heights to another level since emerging on the scene.
However, Ronaldo currently edges the Argentine when it comes to the Champions League and his latest double has further opened the gap in their goals tally in the competition.
#1 Scored fastest Champions League goal in his career
On Tuesday night Ronaldo set a personal best when it comes to the earliest goal he has scored in his Champions League career.
The Portuguese took just three minutes to score the opener in Real Madrid’s 3-0 win over Juventus at the Turin stadium, making it the quickest goal he has scored in the competition.
The goal came on two minutes 47 seconds after he connected to an Isco cross, before coolly thumping the ball past Gianluigi Buffon in the post for the Old Lady.
2:47 – Cristiano Ronaldo’s goal against Juventus was the earliest goal in a Champions League game in his career. Alert.
Ronaldo boasts an unreal record when it comes to goals in the Champions League, however, never had he scored in the opening three minutes of a game in the competition.
That record, though, has now been shattered thanks to his early goal against Juventus on Tuesday.