Cristiano Ronaldo and Leo Messi, during a Classical of this season


The progression of Cristiano looms to Messi in Champions

Published:3/05/2017 - 12:26h

Updated:3/05/2017 - 12:27h

With the "hat-trick" achieved against the Athletic of Madrid, joined to the five goals that marked in the eliminatory of chambers in front of the Bayern Munich, Cristiano Ronaldo already adds at all less than 10 targets in UEFA Champions League 2016-17

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Cristiano Ronaldo is tightening more than ever in this final stretch of season, at least regarding the UEFA Champions League. From the point of view goleador, and after an abysmal phase of groups in which so only attained to annotate two targets, the Portuguese is marking a "final" sprint that for the moment has cost him to mark 8 goals in three parties in front of Bayern Munich (2) and Athletic of Madrid.

It annotated five goals in the eliminatory of quarter-finals in front of the Bavarians -although two were in clear offside-, whereas this past Tuesday also transformed a "hat-trick" -again with an illegal goal- that has allowed him arrive until the 10 so many this campaign 2016-17 in the European competition, situating so only one underneath of Leo Messi.

The Argentinian star of the FC Barcelona achieved to annotate 11 targets before the elimination in quarter-finals against the Juventus of Turín, and of course now is Christian Ronaldo the one who has all the ones to win him like "Pichichi" of the prestigious European tournament, when having by in front the turn of the semifinal against the Athletic and, probably, also the final of Cardiff after the 3-0 harvested in Santiago Bernabéu.

The question is that to Cristiano Ronaldo can go out him the played perfect if it achieves to keep the series goleadora of this end of season in Champions League. Win the second consecutive European title could do that they grow his possibilities to win the next Balloon of Gold, although up to now his season had been one of the worst of his career. In League, without going more far, is to years light of Messi in goals and assistances.

Maxima goleadores of the Champions 2016-17:

  • 11 goals: Leo Messi (Barcelona)
  • 10 goals: Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid)
  • 8 goals: Cavani (Paris SG), Lewandowski (Bayern Munich)
  • 7 goals: Aubameyang (Borussia Dortmund)
  • 5 goals: Agüero (Manchester City), Benzema (Real Madrid), Falcao (Monaco), Griezmann (Athletic), Kylian Mbappé (Monaco), Mertens (Naples)
  • 4 goals: André Silva (Port wine), Gave María (Paris SG), Dybala (Juventus), Mahrez (Leicester), Neymar (Barcelona), Özil (Arsenal), Reus (Borussia Dortmund), Turan (Barcelona), Walcott (Arsenal)

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