APOEL, Tottenham and Borussia, in the group stage and twice. PSG and Juventus, in the knockout stages of the second and fourth quarters and also in the first and second round matches. 10 consecutive games shouting to all Europe that there is no other striker like him, 15 goals with his signature to be fundamental, once again, in the classification of Madrid for his eighth Champions semifinal without failure. The era of Real Madrid is the era of Cristiano Ronaldo, his great star and the key player for Chamartín to go through their greatest moment of glory since the fifties. Then, led by Di Stéfano, they won five trophies consecutively. Now, with flag CR7, they look for the fourth in just five years.
And the Portuguese is characterized by its voracity to go devouring record after record. In the scoring aspect, nobody shades his 120 goals in the tournament that marks season after season. List all the milestones that accumulate in this competition would be endless, but not so those who need to achieve. Hence, hours before re-measuring with Bayern, highlight one that has not yet achieved but is on track to destroy. Sign the perfect Champions. That is, 13 consecutive games scoring. 13 meetings without stopping to celebrate their already mythical "siuuuuu" that shake the foundations of the Bernabéu ... and the legs of the rivals. Against Bayern he has the next two fire tests. Two meetings to increase his spectacular scoring sequence and to be decisive again in the defense of the continental crown of the Zizou. The Germans well know what it is to suffer the onslaught of the Portuguese ogre. The last course, in fact, knocked them down with two goals in the Allianz and a hat-trick in the Bernabéu, two of the goals in extra time. In 13-14 he already did also scoring two of the four Madrid goals in a scenario that has taken the measure.Follow our VIP 1x2 picks and bet on your favourite match.
But that is past and Christian lives from the present, to fatten his individual and collective legend. If last year was key in the twelfth to score 10 goals in the last five games, this edition has a way to keep increasing records. PSG and Juventus took six. He has three games left, if Bayern 'allows' him, to destroy his mark and raise his current 15 goals over the 17 that he has as a tournament record.
The time to face this Everest is the best possible for the insatiable CR7. He has been marking more than two months in each and every one of his matches. 12 matches, 22 goals. His best mark of white, a record that makes the Allianz tremble and that, if he continues, will take Madrid to a new end. And Cristiano Ronaldo to sign the perfect Champions. Only a footballer like him could have a legend of this caliber so close. For something is the current Golden Ball.