The Real Madrid forward breaks his own jointly held record to net double
figures in a single season of the competition's first round, netting four times
Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has become the first player to score
11 goals in the group stage of a Champions League campaign.
The Portugal international achieved the feat with his fourth goal of the night
as his side thumped Malmo 8-0 on Tuesday, having already set a new
record of 10 goals with his hat-trick at Santiago Bernabeu, besting his own
feat twice in the same night.
Ronaldo was previously the joint holder of the record with nine, alongside
Luiz Adriano, but now becomes the outright leader after top-scoring in the
group stage for the fifth time - also a record that no other player can match.
In scoring the 50th-minute goal that took him over the record, Ronaldo
followed up earlier strikes in the 37th and 47th minutes for an 11-minute
blitz, the fastest hat-trick that any Madrid player has scored in Europe since
He then followed it up with a fourth just eight minutes later.