18 September 2013
Cristiano Ronaldo has begun the season in sensational form and is proving this by doing what he does best: scoring goals. After goals against Athletic and Villarreal, he found the net again in the opening Champions League fixture. His hat-trick against Galatasaray sees him move into third position in the all-time leading goal scorers for Real Madrid in the European Cup. The Portuguese forward, who has now scored 38 goals in his five years as a Whites' player, surpasses Puskas and only Di Stéfano (49) and Raúl (66) are ahead of him.
The legendary status of Cristiano Ronaldo for Real Madrid continues to grow. The Portuguese forward scored three times against Galatasaray and has now scored 38 times in 41 Champions League games for the Whites. In his first season in Spain, he scored 6 goals in the premier European competition and in the second, he scored 7. In the last two seasons, he has averaged a goal per game: 10 in 2011/12 and 12 last time out.