Cristiano Ronaldo was on the scoresheet again in the Champions League last night – scoring his 125th goal in the competition, and the stats prove he is better than Lionel Messi in the tournament.
His 125th goal came in the 1-1 draw with Ajax last night, and the stats of his performances are just incredible…
Here’s Ronaldo’s goal for you, the 97th header of his career. 😳 pic.twitter.com/Sp22FaDQdq
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) April 10, 2019
Ronaldo’s goal against Ajax last night was his 125th in the Champions League and 97th header in his career.
The away goal could be vital as Ajax managed to get level with a second half goal from David Neres meant the tie ended 1-1.
The stats show just how good he is in the Champions League, eclipsing Lionel Messi in the knock-out stages. He comes alive during the later rounds and has guided Manchester United and Real Madrid to Champions League glory in his illustrious career.
Ronaldo quarter-final record 🤯
— UEFA Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) April 10, 2019
Nobody comes close to Ronaldo’s goalscoring record in the latter stages of the competition, he’s scored 41 goals in the quarter-finals, semi-final and final of the tournament, compared to just 16 goals from Lionel Messi.
Nobody comes close to Cristiano Ronaldo. pic.twitter.com/4hpNiPiBCN
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) April 10, 2019
Another quite remarkable statistic to emerge from the Ajax vs Juventus match last night was than Ronaldo is now the join leading Champions League goalscorer at the Johan Cruyff Arena with six goals. Matched by Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Cristiano Ronaldo is now the joint-top goalscorer in the Champions League at Ajax's Johan Cruijff Arena 😳🔥 pic.twitter.com/yIIObpAEux
— Match of the Day (@BBCMOTD) April 10, 2019
Lionel Messi has failed to score in his last 12 Champions League quarter final appearances, but Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 16 goals in that time.
Last 1️⃣2️⃣ CL quarter-final appearances:
1️⃣6️⃣ goals – Cristiano Ronaldo
0️⃣ goals – Lionel Messi
Messi’s last CL quarter-final goal came against PSG in April 2013 pic.twitter.com/sZLRBpqmDA
— Sky Sports Statto (@SkySportsStatto) April 10, 2019
Is there any debate that Ronaldo is better than Messi, in the Champions League at least???