Soccer-Ronaldo sets new Champions League scoring record

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Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo during a training session.

Lucas Vazquez's late goal inflicted another defeat on Dortmund, who hung on to third place in the group to qualify for the Europa League.

Madrid's blistering start continued as Ronaldo curled home his landmark effort one day before finding out if he will match Lionel Messi's record of five Ballons d'Or, though Dortmund halved the deficit when Aubameyang punished the defending champions for over-playing at the back.

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.

The lesser known Ricardinho and Madjer have dominated their respective disciplines of futsal, an indoor five-a-side version of football, and beach soccer thanks to the same mixture of talent and dedication that has made Ronaldo a worldwide phenomenon. "We changed the setup and system".

DF Sergio Ramos, 6 - Unmasked, in more ways than one. The award has been running since 1956 making it one of the most prestigious individual accolades out there. "We have to look for solutions".

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Vazquez' winner came with a low shot from just outside the area after being set up by Theo Hernandez with a header. Subs: Marco Asensio (for Varane, 38) 5, Dani Ceballos (for Kovacic, 57) 5, Marcos Llorente (for Isco, 69) 5.

He was lethal in counter-attacks and deserved his brace.

CRISTIANO RONALDO has boarded a private jet to Paris in expectation of winning his fifth Ballon d'Or. He had 22 touches of the ball, less than any of his teammates, including the 'keeper Navas (26).

It has previously been mooted that Real Madrid would love to offer Ronaldo to PSG in order to land Neymar, who is viewed as the heir to the 32-year-old by club president Florentino Perez. Tottenham's 3-1 win on Nov. 1, which followed a 1-1 draw on Oct. 17, gives the Spurs the advantage in case of a tie. I'm here because I asked to be here.

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