Apr. 15, 2017
Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo may be on course for his worst domestic goal haul since 2010 but with two strikes in the Champions League quarter-final first leg on Wednesday he became the first player to score 100 goals in UEFA competitions.
Zinedine Zidane’s side drew with neighbours Atletico Madrid in La Liga on Saturday and looked likely to fall short again after being outplayed by Bayern in the first half before Ronaldo came to the rescue to seal a 2-1 win.
When Arturo Vidal headed the hosts into a 25th-minute lead, Bayern appeared on course for a 17th consecutive European home victory, but the game turned following Vidal’s missed penalty and Ronaldo equalised with a fine volley early in the second period.
Despite an admirable 19 goals in 24 league appearances, Ronaldo looks unlikely to match the tallies he has managed in his last six seasons (40, 46, 34, 31, 48, 35). And he had previously gone 613 minutes of European football without finding the net - his longest drought for eight years.
At this rate, you would not bet against Ronaldo reaching his century in the competition before the end of this campaign.