Ronaldo Is The First Player To Hit 100 Champions League Wins

Tanuja Saikhom | 2 months ago

It seems like there is a never-ending run of breaking new records for Cristiano Ronaldo as he continued to add a new feather to his wing in Turin night. The 33-year-old superstar has become the first and the only player to achieve 100 Champions League wins in Juventus’ 1-0 win over Valencia on Tuesday. 

Five-time Ballon d'Or winner Ronaldo, who is already the highest scoring player in Champions League history, reached the milestone when the final whistle blows. 

The Portuguese forward didn’t score a goal in the game, but he successfully set up Mario Mandzukic for the winning goal in the 59th minute. He dribbled the ball in the left wing and outplayed Valencia defender Gabriel to give a low neat cross to the Croatian forward, passing four Valencia defenders. Mandzukic gave a slight touch to the ball and deflected it to the far left in the goal post, giving no chance for Valencia goalkeeper Neto.

With this victory, The Old Lady, who just needed only a point to go to the knockout stage, maintained its position on the top of Group H with 12 points.

Ronaldo, who made his Champions League debut in 2009 with Manchester United in a 1-2 loss to Stuttgart 2-1, is eying for the sixth title. He won four with the Real Madrid and one with United before joining Juventus this July. The Italian side won the title twice in 1984 and 1995.