Ron­aldo has a cen­tury in sight

Real star nears Cham­pi­ons League scor­ing mile­stone

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Not much stands in the way of Cris­tiano Ron­aldo from mak­ing an­other en­try to his al­ready mile-long list of achieve­ments. The Real Madrid for­ward will have a good shot at scor­ing his 100th goal in Euro­pean com­pe­ti­tions tonight.

Ron­aldo, who is one of the front-run­ners for the Bal­lon d’Or, is two goals short of that land­mark as Real Madrid visit Le­gia Warsaw in the Cham­pi­ons League tonight.

The Por­tu­gal for­ward ar­rives primed for more goals af­ter re­cov­er­ing his ruthless touch on Sat­ur­day, when he scored his 38th ca­reer hat-trick in a 4-1 win over Alaves in the La Liga.

Ron­aldo is the all-time lead­ing scorer in the Cham­pi­ons League, with 95 of his Euro­pean goals com­ing in the top-flight tour­na­ment, which he helped Madrid win for a record 11th time last sea­son. Ron­aldo’s Barcelona ri­val Lionel Messi has closed the gap af­ter net­ting six goals to lead the Cham­pi­ons League stats this sea­son. Ron­aldo has two so far this term.

Messi has 89 Cham­pi­ons League goals, and 92 in all UEFA com­pe­ti­tions.

Le­gia have lost all three group matches in the tour­na­ment so far and will face Madrid all alone at the Wo­jska Pol­skiego Sta­dium, whose doors will be closed to the pub­lic by UEFA ow­ing to fans’ racist be­hav­iour dur­ing an ear­lier loss to Borus­sia Dort­mund.

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