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Cristiano Ronaldo breaks Champions League record against Malmo

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Cristiano Ronaldo may only have two Champions League medals to his name, but he will finish his career with a variety of individual records. That's what really matters anyway, isn't it, Cristiano?

And the Portuguese star will wake up tomorrow morning with a big smile on his face, realising that his performance against Malmo was not a dream and he did actually become the first player to score over ten goals in the Champions League group stages.

The 30-year-old completed his hat-trick against the Swedish minnows after just 50 minutes and, as we tried in vain to write this article as quickly as possible, he scored another, taking his tally to 11. He then scored again, taking it to 12. Please, no more.

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The first impressive stat is that he completed his hat-trick in 11 minutes. The second impressive stats is that he also provided two assists for Karim Benzema. All-in-all, it's been a profitable night for Ronaldo.

Shame those Ballon d'Or votes have already been cast.

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Records

Should Real Madrid progress to the latter stages of the competition, say, the semi-final, then Ronaldo stands a good chance of breaking his own impressive Champions League goal-scoring record set in 2013/14. He scored 17 goals that year, the most anyone has ever scored in a single season.

He is also the all-time top goal scorer in the Champions League with 85, which is just five ahead of Lionel Messi. However, as Ronaldo probably knows very well, the Barcelona man is two years younger than he is and will have time to catch him.

Here are all four goals (UK only - blame BT)

However, there is one record that Messi is still winning...

UPDATE: Benzema then completed his hat-trick, meaning Real Madrid broke another record. Here it is:

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