Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final second leg match between Real Madrid CF v FC Bayern Muenchen at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on April 18, 2017 in Madrid, Spain.
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE SEMI-FINALS: REAL MADRID V ATLETICO MADRID, MONACO V JUVE
Last year, Real Madrid's Champions League Final 2016 victory against Atletico Madrid was their 11th European Cup triumph. Holders Real Madrid will face arch-rivals Atletico Madrid in the semi-finals of the Champions League, a repeat of last year's final.
Zinedine Zidane's side will fight to become the first club to retain the trophy in Champions League history in the final on 3 June in Cardiff.
French side Monaco battle giant Italian Serie A club Juventus in the other last-four tie.
The first legs will be played on 2 and 3 May, with the return legs taking place the following week.
Real Madrid aims to win Europe's premier club competition for a 12th time, after beating German Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich 6-3 on aggregate to reach the last four. And Spanish La Liga titans Atletico Madrid ended Premier League 2016 champions Leicester City’s fairytale run in Europe, defeating the Foxes 2-1 over two legs. Juventus claimed an impressive 3-0 aggregate win against Barcelona, while Monaco defeated Borussia Dortmund 6-3..
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Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 100 goals in the UEFA Champions League, group stage to final
Real Madrid and Portugal superstar striker Cristiano Ronaldo scored his first UEFA Champions League goal in 2007 and his first hat-trick against Ajax in 2012. Ronaldo became the top scorer in UEFA club competition against Schalke in 2015. Having become the first player to score 100 goals in UEFA club competition in Real Madrid’s first leg of their tie against Bayern München last week, Ronaldo made it five goals in the second tie by scoring a hat trick to lead Real Madrid into the semi-finals once again in the UEFA Champions League, group stage to final – the first player to reach that mark.
15 Manchester United
85 Real Madrid
68 Right foot
15 Left foot
Types of goal:
77 open play
When goals scored:
45 First half
52 Second half
3 Extra time
Where goals scored them from:
59 inside penalty area (but not 5-metre box)
25 5-metre box
16 outside penalty area
Goals scored home or away:
2 Neutral venue
What stage were goals scored:
51 group stage
17 round of 16
What season were goals scored:
10 2011/12, 2014/15
7 2009/10, 2016/17*
*Up to quarter-finals second leg
Teams scored against:
7 Ajax, Schalke
6 Galatasaray, Malmö
5 Roma, Shakhtar Donetsk, Juventus
4 Borussia Dortmund, Lyon, Marseille
3 CSKA Moskva, Dynamo Kyiv, København, Sporting, Wolfsburg
2 AC Milan, APOEL, Arsenal, Basel, Ludogorets Razgrad, Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur, Zürich
1 Auxerre, Chelsea, Atlético Madrid, Internazionale Milano, Liverpool, Manchester City, Porto
Goalkeepers scored against the most:
9 Manuel Neuer, Johan Wiland
6 Fernando Muslera
5 Gianluigi Buffon, Andriy Pyatov, Kenneth Vermeer
11 Karim Benzema
7 Gareth Bale
4 Ángel Di María, Ryan Giggs
Clubs in the Champions League semi-final draw
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Cristiano Ronaldo concentrates for a free-kick during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final second leg match between Real Madrid CF v FC Bayern Muenchen at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on April 18, 2017 in Madrid, Spain.
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Real Madrid Update : Cristiano Ronaldo Scores 400 Goals
CR7 scored 69 goals in 59 matches over the calendar year in 2013. The Portugal captain has now scored 400 goals in 653 games in all competitions - taking his season's tally to 28 and boosting his chances for the Ballon d'Or 2014 award.
Real Madrid ace Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 400th career goal in Real Madrid's 3-0 victory over Spanish La Lga's rivals Celta Vigo in the La Liga, reducing the gap on league leaders Barcelona.
In the final seconds of the clash against Celta Viga, Ronaldo scored after being put through by Gareth Bale, a 65th minute substitute.
Real is now five points adrift of Barcelona and Atletico Madrid in third.
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CR7 Museum Opens
Ronaldo has been shortlisted for the prestigious accolade along with Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery and Barcelona star Lionel Messi.
The gala takes place on January 13 in Zurich.
Reportedly CR7 and Real Madrid reacted angrily to disparaging remarks Fifa president Sepp Blatter made about him during a speech at the Oxford Union Society.
When asked about his decision, Ronaldo replied, “There are still several days for that, we’re talking about it and we’ll see what happens.
"I hope to win many more trophies but we’re still looking at it with the club.”
Ronaldo was attending the opening of a museur created in his honor in his native Madeira.
The ace was questioned regarding the draw for Portugal at next year's World Cup in Brazil.
“We’ve been drawn in a difficult group," the 28-year-old conceded. "It’s competitive, but I’m confident that we can do well.
"We just have to get through the first round and then we’ll see what happens.”
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Champions League Update : Merry Christmas Cristiano Ronaldo!
Superstar footballer, Cristiano Ronaldo, has risen to the top of goalscoring Just in time for FIFA’s Ballon d’Or,
Ronaldo's goal in a 2-0 win over FC Copenhagen was his No. 9 in the group stage, setting the new mark in the opening stage of UEFA Champions League making Ronaldo a history maker.
Several big scorers had earned eight goals in group play, but Ronaldo was the first to go beyond that plateau.
The list of UEFA Champions League group stage top scorers:
- Cristiano Ronaldo, Real Madrid (2013-14), 9 goals
- Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Paris Saint-Germain (2013-14), 8 goals
- Ruud van Nistelrooy, Manchester United (2004-05), 8 goals
- Filippo Inzaghi, AC Milan (2002-03), 8 goals
- Hernan Crespo, Inter Milan (2002-03), 8 goals
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Lionel Messi Out For 6-8 Weeks
Barcelona superstar striker Lionel Messi has been ruled out for between six and eight weeks due to a hamstring injury.
Messi limped off early in Barca's win over Real Betis on Saturday.
El Caliente also has a muscle tear in his left hamstring.
Messi has scored 14 goals in as many games for Barcelona to date this season.
He also injured his thigh against Almeriain September.
"The club's medical services confirmed that Leo Messi has a torn hamstring muscle in his left thigh and is expected to miss the next six to eight weeks," said a Barca press release. "The first phase of Messi's recovery will be covered in Barcelona and he will then travel to Buenos Aires."
The current World Player of the Year will miss Argentina's friendlies against Ecuador and Bosnia-Hercegovina in November as well as a number of domestic La Liga matches.
"He needs to take as much time as he needs, to recover and get back to his level. We need him at his best," Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas told Spanish television.
"I had something similar at Arsenal. You think you're OK, but you're not.
"I had this injury and I wasn't right for up to a year and a half - it's a really frustrating injury.
"You need to take whatever time you need because if you don't it won't heal properly."
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