Seven amazing facts about Cristiano Ronaldo in the Champions League

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Cristiano Ronaldo was at it again on Tuesday night, netting a hat-trick as he inspired Real Madrid to overturn a 2-0 deficit from the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final tie against VfL Wolfsburg.

1. At half-time of Tuesday’s match, Ronaldo had made just three touches inside the box and had scored with two of them. By the end of the match he had made five attempts on goal and scored three times.

2. No player has scored more goals against German clubs in the Champions League than Ronaldo (17).


3. Ronaldo has now scored against 31 different teams in the Champions League.

4. Ronaldo has scored 16 goals in the Champions League this season. He also holds the all-time record of 17 goals in 2013/14. He’s the only player to have scored more than 15 goals in a Champions League season.

5. Ronaldo has been involved in 20 Champions League goals in the current campaign, more than any other player.


6. Ronaldo has scored three hat-tricks in the Champions League this season. Hat-tricks scored by everyone else in the Champions League: 3.

7. Ronaldo has scored 16 goals in 10 games this Champions League season, and 33 goals in 36 matches for Real Madrid in the competition.