Champions League! Cristiano Ronaldo Scores Twice As Real Madrid Beat PSG 3-1 (Watch Goals Highlights)
Cristiano Ronaldo set new records on Wednesday in the UEFA Champions League as he scored two of the goals that gave Real Madrid a crucial 3-1 win over Paris Saint Germain PSG at the Santiago Bernabeu.
The Portuguese star emerged as the first player to reach 100 goals for a single club in the Champions League and also the first player to score at least 10 goals in seven consecutive Champions League campaign.
Things at the start did not go according to plans for Real Madrid as they started on the backfoot when Adrien Rabiot sent PSG into a 33rd-minute lead at the Bernabeu.
However, a double from Ronaldo – including one from the penalty spot – and a late Marcelo effort saw the reigning champions turn things around in the Spanish capital.
It is however not done and dusted for Real Madrid yet as they should prepare for a stern test in Paris.
In the other game on Wednesday, Liverpool put up a ruthless show; beating FC Porto 0-5 away from home.
Sadio Mane scored a hat-trick in that tie while Mohammed Salah and Firmino got the other two goals.
A Cristiano Ronaldo brace helped Real Madrid come from behind to boost their hopes of once again retaining the Champions League during a pulsating last-16 encounter with Paris St-Germain.
The Portuguese forward scored a late close-range strike after his penalty had cancelled out Adrien Rabiot’s opener at the end of a thrilling first half.
Brazilian left-back Marcelo wrapped up the victory minutes after Ronaldo’s tap-in with a goal created by Marco Asensio.
The emphatic spot-kick meant Ronaldo became the first player in Champions League history to score 100 goals for the same club
Last season, Zinedine Zidane’s Real became the first team to retain the Champions League and won La Liga for the first time since 2012.
This term they are already out of the Copa del Rey and fourth in La Liga, 17 points behind leaders Barcelona as pressure on their French manager has mounted.
PSG played their part in an end-to-end contest, with Neymar’s delicate assist for Rabiot a highlight and Kylian Mbappe forcing a strong save from Real goalkeeper Keylor Navas.
But the result puts Real in control heading into the second leg at Parc des Princes on 6 March.
However, Zidane’s side also survived a second-half penalty claim with the scores level when Rabiot’s shot hit Sergio Ramos high on the arm.