Cristiano Ronaldo Ties Champions League Scoring Record, Leaves Field Injured

Cristiano Ronaldo injured.

Cristiano Ronaldo continues his record breaking campaign in the Champions League as he scored his 14th goal this season and will almost surely score one more to become the only footballer to do so as he played his 100th match for the multi-national competition.

Even though, Ronaldo helped Real Madrid beat the Borussia Dortmund 3-0, he was forced to leave the field with an injury to his knee with 10 minutes left to play.

It was clear the Cristiano Ronaldo was in pain and had a hard time getting up, however, he was able to walk on his own to the applause of those attending the match at the Bernabeu.

Early reports indicate that the Portuguese striker’s condition is not serious and Real manager Carlo Ancelotti downplayed the incident assuring nervous fans that their superstar is just fine.

Cristiano and “Los Blancos” suffered a set back recently, as they lost their leading spot in La Liga table and find themselves in third place, one point behind arch rivals Barcelona.

Cristiano has scored in his last eight Champions League matches, which propelled Real to victory, a very different result than the one last year.

Adding to Ronaldo’s 57th minute goal were Isco and Gareth Bale — who scored his 17th goal this season — and added to the final tally in “Los Blancos” first-leg victory in the quarterfinals of the Champions League.

As far as Ronaldo’s injury, it shouldn’t be such a surprise, after a report in the Daily Mail earlier in the week indicating that the Portuguese striker’s knee was bothering him during practice.

Real Madrid next faces Real Sociedad in a La Liga match and Dortmund in the second leg of the UEFA Champions League. If Ancelotti is to be believed, then we should see Cristiano Ronaldo return to the field almost certainly for UCL, he may be doubtful for this weekend’s game.

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