Portuguese international returned to be decisive for the Juventus, in Amsterdam, before the Ajax, and fixed some more stratospheric records.
The night, by itself, was already special for Cristiano Ronaldo. The Portuguese international celebrated exactly 12 years since his debut to score in the Champions League and, as such, decided to party in the way that he knows best, that is, to the bill.
Juventus supporters had long since missed out on the pitch since the injury to the National Team on March 25 in Luz before Serbia, and he felt he had to “reward” them again.
In a game that proved to be quite complicated for the Vecchia Signora – that great performance of the ‘boys’ of Ten Hag -, CR7 appeared – as always! – when the team needed it most. In the last throw of the first part, he appeared in the heart of the area and, after a cross-controlled by João Cancelo, applied his deadly instinct, typical of what is now Mr. Champions’.
The numbers prove this golden status. Since the first celebration of the millionaire event, on April 10, 2007, at Old Trafford, Man. United’s 3-1 win at Roma, also in the quarter-finals, curiously, the world has seen more 124 goals of the captain of the National Team in the most important competition of clubs of the Old Continent. Now, there are 125 correct shots, which give him the throne of the scorers.
However, this match at the Johan Cruijff Arena also served for Ronaldo to make (again) history. With the triumphant nod that struck Onana, the 34-year-old turned out to be the player who scored the most goals at Ajax’s Champions League home-six. Not even a player of the Dutch club managed to reach this record and the closest is Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who has signed five. In all, CR7 has already made Ajax ‘victim’ eight times, six of them in the last three visits to this same stage. Only Bayern Munich (10) and … Juventus (10) suffered more goals from the Madeiran.
Finally, and even more likely, in a week in Turin, Cristiano Ronaldo may well outdated these statistics again, it is noteworthy that the Portuguese is the player with more goals scored in the quarterfinals of the Champions League. There are already 41! Second, comes Lionel Messi … with 16.