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Ronaldo vs Atletico Madrid: What is CR7’s record against Simeone’s men?

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Check out the stats and the latest odds for CR7 to score against Atletico Madrid in Manchester United’s upcoming Champions League tie.

Cristiano Ronaldo, aka ‘Mr. Champions League’, will be raring to go when Manchester United visit Atletico Madrid in the first leg of a last-16 tie on Wednesday.

It’s no secret Ronaldo loves the Champions League, probably more than any other competition.

His performances in Europe this season say it all. In only five appearances, CR7 scored six of Manchester United’s 11 goals to help the Red Devils top Group F – including match-winning strikes against Villarreal and Atalanta.

The five-time winner has also scored a formidable 25 goals in 34 matches in the last-16 stage for Manchester United, Real Madrid, and Juventus across his illustrious career.

Ronaldo’s record vs Atletico Madrid

If Ronaldo’s form in Europe alone hasn’t convinced you yet, perhaps his record against Atletico Madrid will.

As a Real Madrid legend, the Portuguese ace is no stranger to Diego Simeone’s men. He has played against them 35 times to date in all competitions, managing 25 goals and nine assists.

Some of Ronaldo’s most famous moments have come against Atletico Madrid, including his comeback hat-trick for Juventus in 2019 and his winning penalty-kick for Real Madrid in the 2014 Champions League final.

CompetitionGamesGoalsAssists
Champions League1073
La Liga16125
Copa del Rey761
Spanish Super Cup200
Total35259

Ronaldo’s goalscoring odds

First goalscorer

In 35 matches against Atletico Madrid, Ronaldo has scored the first goal 11 times – 3 times in the Champions League, 4 times in La Liga, and 3 times in the Copa del Rey.

He has also scored the first goal for Manchester United once in five Champions League games this season.

Anytime goalscorer

While the odds for anytime goalscorer are always shorter than a first goalscorer, it’s always the safer of the two bets.

In this case, betting on Ronaldo to score at any time of the match in Madrid on Wednesday will payout at a decent 2.50 with Betfair.

Who else could score on Wednesday?

If Ronaldo doesn’t take your pick, there are a few other players perhaps worth considering instead.

Antoine Griezmann, for one, has been in fine form for Atletico Madrid in the Champions League this season. The Frenchman has scored four times in Europe and added an assist to his tally. A goal at any time for Griezmann on Wednesday pays out at 3.60 with Betfair.

Atletico Madrid striker Luis Suarez and Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes can never be discounted either.

Below are the anytime goalscorer odds for Suarez, Fernandes, and Griezmann with Betfair ahead of the first leg in Madrid.

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