Ronaldo becomes the leading scorer in European Cup/#UCL history, overtaking Messi with his 78th strike!
— Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) March 10, 2015
Real Madrid had Cristiano Ronaldo to thank after being outplayed by Schalke in the first half of their Champions League last 16 second leg.
Going in at 2-2 at half time, the 30 year old Portuguese superstar had scored two fantastic headers to pull Real Madrid level on two occasions.
Ronaldo became the leading scorer in all European Competitions, overtaking Raul and Lionel Messi. He also overtook Messi as the top scorer in the Champions League.
The former Manchester United man has not been at his best since winning his third Ballon d’Or in January but looks to be at his lethal best tonight.
Having secured a 2-0 win away at Schalke in the first leg, many thought Real Madrid were home and dry ahead of the visit of Schalke.
If not for Cristiano Ronaldo, Los Blancos would be in all kinds of trouble.
Cristiano Ronaldo now has 60 goals in the Champions League with Real Madrid (in 59 matches only).
— Real Madrid Stats (@RMadrid_Stats) March 10, 2015
9 – @Cristiano Ronaldo has scored more headed goals than any other La Liga player this season (all comps). Hammer.
— OptaJose (@OptaJose) March 10, 2015
Even when Real Madrid play like they've never met each other, there is always Ronaldo.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) March 10, 2015
41 – C. Ronaldo (41) & Messi (41) are the only two players on 40+ goals (all club comps) within the top 5 Euro Leagues this term. Scary.
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) March 10, 2015
Question: How does Ronaldo's hair look so perfect after he scores headers? Of all the amazing things he does, that might be the most amazing
— Jimmy Conrad (@JimmyConrad) March 10, 2015
4 – Cristiano Ronaldo scored with four of his last five attempts on target in the Champions League. Surefire.
— OptaJohan (@OptaJohan) March 10, 2015
Cristiano Ronaldo's first-half by numbers vs. Schalke: 2 goals 3 shots 1 chance created 1 UEFA record pic.twitter.com/MaRWjaRdjS
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) March 10, 2015
Cristiano Ronaldo: Only Luiz Adriano (9) has scored more goals in the Champions League this season than Ronaldo (8)
— WhoScored.com (@WhoScored) March 10, 2015