Ronaldo sets new record as Real eventually see off Dortmund

"I think I identify more with Cristiano because Cristiano wanted to be the best, he wanted to score more goals and work harder than the rest".

While Ronaldo, who is the favourite to claim a fifth Ballon d'Or on Thursday, has proved prolific in Europe, he has scored just two goals in 10 La Liga appearances this season.

Arsenal and Manchester United were the last two English teams to reach a 16-point tally in the competition at the group stage and went on to reach the final in 2006 and 2007 respectively. "Now we will put everything we have into the Europa League".

Real Madrid's record-breaking star Cristiano Ronaldo has set his sights on winning a third successive Champions League title. "He has shown many times what a great player he is". All questions will be answered after this match, so fans better tune in to watch.

Yet he faded from the match quickly, and a momentary lapse of concentration allowed Marcel Schmelzer to nab the ball and cross for Dortmund's opening goal.

Once Varane limped off, Aubameyang was left free inside the box to plant a diving header inside the far corner two minutes before half-time.

Vazquez saw a powerful drive held by Burki as Madrid stepped up a their attempts for a winner, which Ronaldo thought he had when he swept home Casemiro's knockdown only to see the flag up for offside.

"Portugal always had talented players in the past, but they didn't believe they had a chance when they faced the big national sides like Brazil or Germany", said Portuguese sports commentator Luis Freitas Lobo. Neymar only moved to the Parc des Princes from Barcelona in the summer but reportedly already wants out, with the Brazilian at odds with manager Unai Emery. As the minutes passed it became clear that Kovacic is short of match fitness, and Dani Ceballos took his place just before the hour mark.

Some supporters round out their own top five with Paris Saint-Germain's gifted Brazilian forward Neymar, the veteran Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon and the prolific England centre-forward Harry Kane all in the list.

  • Ricardo Clara