Ronaldo breaks joint record with Messi for `most goals in a CL season` during Real’s win

London, Apr 30: Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has broken the record he held jointly with Barcelona ace Lionel Messi for the most goals in a Champions League season by netting his 49th goal of the season in his side’s historic 4-0 win over holders Bayern Munich to book their place in the final.

The former Manchester United forward has now scored 67 goals in his Champions League career, the same number as Messi and four shy of the record which is currently held by former Real and Schalke striker Raul.

According to the BBC, the Portuguese player scored for the 15th and 16th times in Europe this season as Real won 4-0 at the Allianz Arena, 5-0 on aggregate and then broke the record when he swept home following a swift counter-attack, following which he extended the landmark with a low free-kick in the 89th minute.

Ronaldo’s score now means that he now has 16 goals in 10 matches this season, eclipsing the previous record of 14 in a season jointly held by Messi (2011-12, Barcelona), Ruud van Nistelrooy (2002-03, Manchester United) and Jose Altafini (1962-63, AC Milan), the report added. (ANI)