Cristiano Ronaldo became the first player ever to reach 100 Champions League goals last night when he scored a hat-trick against Bayern Munich. It was no wonder that his teammates congratulated him in the changing room later.
When Manchester United first signed Cristiano Ronaldo I overheard two Manchester City fans suggest United had only signed him because of his name.
The name 'Ronaldo', they clearly figured, would sell shirts even if it wasn't the original Ronaldo. The Portuguese version seems to have made a bit of a name for himself now.
There's simply no better Champions League striker. Image: PA Images
Last night CR7 was utterly destructive in extra time, even if at least one of his goals should have been offside, scoring twice in five minutes to seal a semi-final place for Los Blancos.
Those two goals added to his goal in the 76th minute which had seemed to take Zinedine Zidane's side through before Sergio Ramos' own goal meant extra time.
It was the third goal that sealed a piece of history for Ronaldo as he became the first man to 100 Champions League goals and after the match his teammates congratulated him:
(Credit: Real Madrid)
The 32 year old has scored goals in two Champions League finals and also scored in a penalty shoot-out in another, although he's also missed in one too.
He'll be hoping to add to his three titles later this year in Cardiff.
The former Sporting Lisbon player's record is six better than Lionel Messi with fellow Real legend Raul next in line and miles back on 71.
The next closest player still playing is Karim Benzema on 51, it's quite a marvelous achievement!