The Portuguese superstar was once again under the spotlight, netting twice in Real’s 3-0 win against APOEL.
Cristiano Ronaldo insists that Champions League is Los Blancos’ competition following a positive start of their 2017-18 European campaign. The 32-year-old came strong for his side and scored twice, despite still serving a five-game suspension in Spain. The Portuguese reached yet another milestone, scoring 107 goals in the Champions League with only 145 appearances.
Zidane’s men have once again set their sight on the European crown, which would be their third successive Champions League trophy and 13th in total.
“There’s still a long way to go; let’s go game by game. First we have the group stage then we can see,” Ronaldo said, according to UEFA.com.
“We, of course, want to win this tournament. The Champions League is Real Madrid’s competition and we want to win it.”
“I’m delighted to be back playing,” Cristiano added. “This is a special competition and to start playing again and scoring goals is very important for me. I helped the side and feel good about that.
“It was a game we needed to win; we played at home and wanted to start the Champions League well. I think the side were good; we know we were taking on a defensive outfit. We could’ve scored more but, in the end, it was a good result and we’ve started off well and we’re happy with that.”