Just when you thought it was safe not to talk about Cristiano Ronaldo.
The Portuguese legend reached yet another career landmark during Wednesday’s Champions League match against FC Bayern Munchen when he became the first player in history to score 100 goals in European club competition.
The Real Madrid legend's two goals against Bayern took his Champions League tally to 97. Add to that two goals in the UEFA Super Cup and one in Champions League qualifying and you reach the magical three figures.
It had been 659 minutes since his last strike in the Champions League – against Dortmund in a 2-2 draw back in September – in what is a drought of Biblical proportions for Ronaldo.
MILESTONE: Cristiano Ronaldo becomes the first player in history to score 100 goals in UEFA European competition.
All-time legend. ? pic.twitter.com/ZiVzAySPjQ
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) April 12, 2017
But he finally grabbed a goal to break the barren patch in the 47th minute when he tucked Dani Carvajal’s cross past Manuel Neuer to bring Real level, before adding a second 30 minutes later when he poked Marco Asensio’s cross through Neuer’s legs.
That makes 100 goals in 143 games, a sensational record that books him another place in the record books – although it may not last long as rival Lionel Messi is just three goals behind him (97 goals in just 118 games).
Cristiano Ronaldo has become the 1st player to score 100 goals in European club competitions (97 CL, 1 CLQ, 2 Super Cup) pic.twitter.com/Bpzlgu94OK
— Sky Sports Statto (@SkySportsStatto) April 12, 2017
But for now let’s just stand back and admire the glint from Ronaldo’s teeth as the man truly is a living legend!
— Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) April 12, 2017
Ronaldo drags Real Madrid from a 1-0 deficit to a 2-1 away win. First ever player to score 100 European goals. Legend. Iconic. Phenomenon.
— Liam Canning (@LiamPaulCanning) April 12, 2017
LEGEND: @Cristiano Ronaldo's goals scored in Europe:
The first player in history to score 100! ? pic.twitter.com/pJpS5l4YJl
— SPORF (@Sporf) April 12, 2017