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Champions League: Cristiano Ronaldo set to break own record

Real Madrid forward, Cristiano Ronaldo could break another Champions League record this evening if he scores in the game against Apoel Nicosia.

The Portugal captain just needs one more goal to better his own previous best tally of 16 goals in a single calendar year.

The 32-year-old scored a record 16 times in the Champions League in 2015, and has equaled that number already in the past 11 months, but can become the first player to net 17 goals if he can score in either of Madrid’s final two group games.

The struggling Champions League holders face APOEL on Tuesday, November 21 and will finish their Group H campaign at home to Dortmund on December 6.

The former Manchester United star has had the best three years in the Europe’s most prestigious club competition scoring 16 in 2015 and 2017, and 15 goals in 2013.

Lionel Messi followed scoring 13 times for Barcelona in both 2012 and 2016 – something Ronaldo also did in 2012 and 2014.

Ronaldo also has the best goal-scoring record in a single Champions League season, with 17 goals in 2013-14.

The current World Footballer of the Year already has 6 goals this season in the competition, leading the scorers’ chat ahead of Tottenham’s Harry Kane, who has 5 goals to his name.

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