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Ronaldo sets new Champions League record in Madrid’s victory

By Emmanuel Onminyi,

Real Madrid forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, created history by becoming the first player to score in all six UEFA Champions League group-stage games as he scored in Los Blancos’ thrilling 3-2 win over Borussia Dortmund at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Real, who had already secured their progress to the knockout stage, powered into a two-goal lead on Wednesday night courtesy of goals from Borja Mayoral and their talisman, Ronaldo.

The Portuguese forward, who is the competition’s all-time top scorer, initiated a move which Mayoral finished off in the 8th minute. And four minutes later, Ronaldo registered his ninth European goal of the season with a trademark cut-in and shot from the left which curled past a hapless Roman Burkl into the top corner of the net.

Dortmund, who had been under pressure after an underwhelming start to their domestic and continental campaigns, were reeling from going two goals down early in the game but managed to recover and started to test Real’s defence.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who has been linked with a move away from Dortmund in January after several disciplinary issues, was guilty of a few misses but eventually redeem himself with a diving header three minutes before the interval to reduce the deficit.

Dortmund’s goal spurred them to fight on, and within minutes of the restart, they were leveled up. Aubameyang slipped in for a one-on-one and as the Real defence appealed for offside, the Gabonese striker managed to beat Navas on the second attempt to score his fourth UEFA Champions League goal of the season.

Real took the lead again in the 81st minute when Lucas Vazquez scored a with an outside-of-the-boot volley to hand the European champions their fourth win of the season.


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