Ronaldo equals record

•   Ronaldo — In magnificent form

• Ronaldo — In magnificent form

CRISTIANO Ronaldo’s Champions League brace against Malmo took him to 501 goals for club and country and level with Raul as Real Madrid’s all-time top scorer.

Ronaldo’s remarkable goal haul has come in 753 appearances for Real Madrid, Manchester United, Sporting Lisbon and Portugal.

Ronaldo’s recent scoring heroics have put him on 323 from 308 appearances for Madrid. His last-minute goal equalled Raul’s tally despite the Portuguese having played over 400 fewer games.

His recent five-goal haul against Espanyol and his treble against Shakhtar took him to 37 hat-tricks for club and country, and he is also five goals clear of Lionel Messi in the Champions League, with 82 goals making him the competition’s all-time leading scorer.

While the bulk of Ronaldo’s 500 goals have come in a Real Madrid shirt, he also reached triple figures for Manchester United. In six seasons at Old Trafford Ronaldo smashed 118 goals, and he previously netted five times for Sporting Lisbon as a teenager. At international level, Ronaldo has 55 goals in 122 appearances for Portugal.

Ronaldo’s lethal right foot has accounted for 326 of his total, with 90 coming on his left and 83 with his head. The 30-year-old can score all kinds of goals from all kinds of angles. Eighty-three of his total have come from outside the box, and he has also scored 81 penalties and 45 direct free kicks.

Home advantage makes little difference to Ronaldo, whose 213 away goals account for 43 per cent of his total. He has scored 272 at home, with the final 16 coming in neutral locations.

The stats also show he is most dangerous between the 76th and 90th minute, a period in which he has scored 116 goals. His second-most prolific period is the 16th-30th minute, during which he has scored 87 times.

So who are Ronaldo’s favoured opposition? Sevilla must be sick of the sight of him. The Portuguese powerhouse has scored 21 times against the Andalusian side, while he also enjoys playing against Getafe, against whom he has scored 18 goals.

Ronaldo also has a habit of scoring in El Clasico, with 15 goals against Barcelona putting them joint-third with Atletico Madrid in his list of favoured opposition. As for English teams, Ronaldo has been most prolific against Aston Villa (nine goals) and Tottenham (eight).

— Sky Sports

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