Never doubt him.

Cristiano Ronaldo has been subject to severe criticism for his outings this campaign. Following a brilliant double winning season where they bagged the La Liga and Champions League title, Real Madrid haven't been at the races.

The Portuguese star is struggling for form domestically, though is tearing it up in their European venture including breaking more Champions League history.

Ronaldo became the first player to score in each game of the Group Stage, as the defending champions officially booked their spot in the knock out round.

Not only did he net a stunning strike, but also produced a starring performance. From jinking past defenders, to linking up and helping create goals. This is Ronaldo:

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Individual highlights at it's best.

Ronaldo has scored against Spurs (home & away), Borussia Dortmund (home & away) and APOEL (home & away) to etch himself in the record books, once again.

Ronaldo running at Dortmund's defence. Image: PA

And following the 3-2 victory against Borussia Dortmund, he was 'delighted' with the result, goal and record.

"We wanted to finish the group stage well, with a win, and we did so," Ronaldo said via Sky Sports. "I scored, I helped the side win. It's a nice goal and the record is important, too. I'm delighted."

Ronaldo doubles his sides lead with a beauty. Image: PA

Dortmund coach Peter Bosz even praised his incredible showing.

"Any football fan enjoys watching players like Ronaldo. His presence and desire to score is so great. He's aggressive. It's brilliant for any football fan to watch."

Ronaldo wheels away in celebration. Image: PA

Ronaldo and co. will wait in anticipation ahead of Monday's draw. Real Madrid could potentially face the likes of Manchester United, Paris Saint-Germain, Liverpool or Manchester City, to name but a few.

Ronaldo, the leading goal-scorer in the Champions League, will be seeking to add to his nine goals in the last 16.

Will 'Los Blancos' make it three titles in three years? How do you like their chances - let us know.

Nasir Jabbar

Nasir Jabbar is a writer at SPORTbible. He is a combat sport aficionado and contributes to boxing and MMA articles.

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