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Cristiano Ronaldo equals Lionel Messi's record for 'most Champions League goals in a season' in Real Madrid's 3-0 win over Dortmund

Thursday, 3 April 2014 - 9:06am IST | Place: Johannesburg | Agency: ANI

  • Cristiano Ronaldo. Cristiano Ronaldo.

Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has equalled the record for most goals in the Champions League in one season and helped his side clinch an emphatic 3-0 win over German stars Borussia Dortmund in first leg of their quarter-final clash on Wednesday at the Bernabeu.

Ronaldo notched his 14th goal in eight Champions League games this season 12 minutes after halftime, matching a record set by Barcelona's Lionel Messi in 2011-12, as the nine-times winners opened a big lead going into the second leg on Tuesday.

According to Sport24, the Portugal's goal came after Welsh forward Gareth Bale poked the ball into the net in the third minute of the game followed by Isco's second in the 27th minute.

The game was Ronaldo's 100th Champions League appearance and the goal, when he picked up a Luka Modric pass and clipped the ball into the net from close range, took his overall tally to 64, the report added. 

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