FOOTBALL - Cristiano Ronaldo fired a hat-trick to propel his goals total to 47 for Portugal, equalling Pauleta’s team record. For Ronaldo, it was his second career hat-trick for Portugal, his first having come on 6 September of this year in a 4-2 victory at Northern Ireland.
FOOTBALL - Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 14th CL goal in 2013, setting a new record for most CL goals in a calendar year. He was tied with Lionel Messi and himself on 13 goals they scored in 2012. He has now scored eight goals after four CL matchdays, equalling Filippo Inzaghi’s record, who had eight goals after four matches in 2002/03.
FOOTBALL - Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 57th and 58th goals in
European competition and has overtaken the Portuguese record of 57 by Eusébio. With his second goal, Cristiano Ronaldo equalled Filippo Inzaghi for most goals after three matches of a CL campaign (seven). He has extended his total for CL braces to 16, closing the gap to Lionel Messi’s competition record (17) to one.
FOOTBALL -Cristiano Ronaldo scored the 20th injury-time goal in his career to hand Real Madrid a 3-2 away win at Levante on Saturday.
FOOTBALL - On Wednesday, Cristiano Ronaldo reached the 200-goal mark for Real Madrid by scoring in Real’s 6-2 win at Malaga. Ronaldo is the sixth Real player score 200 goals for Real in all competitions. He has netted 146 in La Liga, 35 in the Champions League, 16 in the Copa del Rey and 3 in the Spanish Super Cup.
FOOTBALL - By netting against Borussia Dortmund, Cristiano Ronaldo has scored in six successive Champions League matches. Two players have done that before - Burak Yilmaz and Marouane Chamakh. However, Yilmaz and Ronaldo are the only two platyers who have scored in six straight within the same season. The Infographic below shows more.
FOOTBALL - On Tuesday, Real Madrid became the first club to beat Manchester United twice at Old Trafford in European competition. Real’s first win at Man United dates back to April 2000 (3-2).
FOOTBALL - On Tuesday, Real Madrid reached the Copa del Rey final for a record breaking 38th time, by beating FC Barcelona 3-1 at Camp Nou.
FOOTBALL - As per 18 February, Cristiano Ronaldo leads the 2012/2013 Champions League in goals scored, total shots, shots wide and most shots that were blocked by the opposing team. We have made an Infographic to show how the shots by the league’s top marksmen break down.
FOOTBALL - Antonio Adán was sent off after 6 minutes for a foul on a breakaway player. It was the fastest red card of the 2012/2013 La Liga season and the fastest for a Real Madrid player since the 2nd minute dismissal of Iker Casillas on 13 February 2011 (vs RCD Espanyol). In his case, it was also for a foul on a breakaway player, Adán replaced him in goal and Real won 1-0 despite being shorthanded for 88 minutes.
FOOTBALL - When comparing three of the biggest profile players in today’s game of football, Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Radamel Falcao it becomes apparent they go on scoring streaks for club and country during certain months. December and January are where Falcao’s average jumps up. Springtime is all Messi and Cristiano’s leading month of October is just behind us. Click Read More and then click on the Infographic to enable its interactive features.