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Ronaldo Equals Yet Another Champions League Record

Jayfred Ugo

Jayfred Ugo

Juventus star, Cristiano Ronaldo, has reached yet another Champions League record after scoring his 127th UEFA Champions league goal against Bayer Leverkusen on Tuesday.

Ronaldo got the ball past the goalkeeper and into the back of the net after receiving a brilliant defence splitting pass from Paulo Dybala in the 88th minute to ensure that they had a comfortable 3-0 win. It was their second Group D match which was played at the Allianz Stadium.

The goal meant that Ronaldo had scored against 33 different clubs in the UEFA Champions League, equalling the record set by former Real Madrid legend, Raul Gonzalez.

Ronaldo, though, cannot afford to get too comfortable because his great rival, Lionel Messi, has scored against 32 different teams in his Champions League career and the competition between both players dates back to 11 years ago.

They have both broken and set new astronomical records in the world of football as they seek to outplay and outwin each other in what is widely regarded as the "greatest rivalry" in world football.

The Barcelona star had a chance to level Ronaldo on Wednesday when Barcelona took on Inter Milan. Ronaldo, meanwhile, continues to shine at Juventus, scoring his 9th goal in all competitions of the club and country in the 2019-20 campaign.

He hopes his second campaign with the Serie A side will lead to a UEFA Champions League trophy that has eluded Juventus for many years now.