Mr. Champions League returns to the knockouts of this season and will only be looking to continue the good form. Cristiano Ronaldo is a phenomenon in the UEFA Champions League and the statistics which he holds in Europe’s elite competition are nothing but eye catching, mind boggling and ridiculous to say the least.
As Juventus prepare to travel to the Stadio do Dragao for their 1st leg of the round of 16 tie against Porto, we look at the records which can be broken come the end of the night in Porto by Cristiano Ronaldo.
Most hat tricks in UEFA Champions League
Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are tied with 8 Champions League Hat tricks each to their name. If Ronaldo scores one against Porto tonight, he will have scored the most Hat tricks in the Champions League.
Most goals in the round of 16 matches
Lionel Messi has 29 goals in the UEFA Champions League round of 16 matches while Cristiano Ronaldo has 25 goals. If Ronaldo scores 5 goals over the 2 legs, then he will have the highest number of goals in the Round of 16 stages of the Champions League.
Most goals for Juventus in Champions League Knockouts.
Alessandro Del Piero has the record of most goals by a Juventus player in Champions League knockouts with 9 goals to his name whereas Cristiano Ronaldo has 7. If Ronaldo gets a hat trick tonight, he goes into the history books of the Old Lady pertaining to the Champions League with most goals in knockouts for the club.
When it is Champions League, it is Cristiano Ronaldo. He has been there, done that and still has the drive, passion, energy, desire to keep going. It is mesmerizing to see Mr. Champions League do what he does best. Another record which Ronaldo could hold by the end of the season would be having the most UCL titles. Currently, Paco Gento of Real Madrid holds the record with 6 titles in his illustrious 18-year tenure at Los Blancos. Ronaldo has won 5 Champions League titles during his time at Manchester United, Real Madrid.
He is yet to win the Champions League with Juventus and would like to get on level with Gento by the end of this season.