In the return match of the Champions League quarter-final between Real Madrid and Bayern Munich on Tuesday, Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice in extra time. These two achievements have allowed him to become the first player in the history of the Champions League to have scored more than 100 goals. In addition, thanks to his two goals, Real Madrid qualified for the semifinals of the prestigious tournament. In the latter, they will cross the iron with Atlético Madrid. After having played in the finals of 2014 and 2016, the Merengues and the Colchoneros will face each other this time in the semi-finals. A new derby of two teams from the Spanish capital that promises to be tight.
True, Real Madrid is qualified for the semi. But many Internet users refuse to admit Cristiano Ronaldo as the first player to have scored more than 100 goals in the Champions League.
When asked why Ronaldo’s title is the subject of several disputes, some net surfers explain that his two goals scored against Bayer Munich in the quarter-final match at Santiago Bernabeu were goals scored on offside positions. According to some detractors of the Madrid star, these two goals of the Portuguese should not be counted. This brings back his goal counters to 99 goals.
To justify their argument, internet surfers presented photos on which Cristiano Ronaldo was every time offside, when he scored each of the goals. But, if the different goals have been validated by the referee, should we still argue? For the supporters of Cristiano Ronaldo, the debate no longer has its raison d’être. From the moment the referee has validated both goals, he is now the first player in the history of the Champions League, to register 100 goals. A performance of the Portuguese captain that makes him one of the most admired soccer players of this century.