Cristiano Ronaldo achieves group stage first
Cristiano Ronaldo has added another record to the many he already holds by becoming the first player to score on all six matchdays of a UEFA Champions League group.
Having scored twice both home and away against APOEL, and once apiece in two games with Tottenham Hotspur, Ronaldo struck again against Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday to supplement his brace in the Merengues’ 3-1 matchday two win in Germany. In so doing, he completed a unique set.
Twenty-four hours earlier, Neymar had just missed out on scoring in all six fixtures for Paris Saint-Germain in their group (although his club’s haul of 25 goals is a UEFA Champions League group record).
In total, Ronaldo managed nine goals for the Group H runners-up, two short of his individual record of 11 in a UEFA Champions League section, set in 2015/16, when incidentally he failed to score home and away against Paris.
With his goal on Wednesday, Ronaldo also equalled Lionel Messi’s all-time career record of 60 in the UEFA Champions League group stage, as well as taking his overall competition tally to 114.