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Cristiano Ronaldo breaks goalscoring record

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Ronaldo broke yet another record last night (©GettyImages)
Ronaldo broke yet another record last night (©GettyImages).

Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo broke yet another record last night as he became the first man to score nine goals in the Champions League group stage.

The Ballon d'Or favourite, Ronaldo was expected to be rested for the clash with FC Copenhagen with Madrid having already secured their place in the knock out stages.

Surprisingly he started, along with Wales' Gareth Bale as Real Madrid went on to win the game 2-0 courtesy of goals from ex-Tottenham star Luka Modric and Ronaldo himself.

Ronaldo's goal in the 48th minute was his ninth in the group stage this season, eclipsing the record of eight goals shared by Hernan Crespo, Ruud van Nistlerooy and Fillipo Inzaghi.

PSG striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic had also scored eight goals in this seasons competition, but sat out match day six with the French club already sure of their place in the next round.

Ronaldo had the opportunity to add to his record, but missed the chance from the penalty spot after his effort was well saved.

Perhaps he is human after all.

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