Tuesday, 27 June 2017
How Real Madrid made it 500 goals in the champions League
Zamorano scored the first and Cristiano Ronaldo hit the 500th with his opening goal to make it 0-1 against Juventus in cardiff
In a season which has seen records falling fast, Real Madrid became the first team in history to retain their Champions League title. They did so in Cardiff, which will hold a special place in the memory of madridismo as the city where they got their hands on the Duodécima. It was also in Wales that Zidane's charges achieved another historic milestone: becoming the first team to reach 500 goals in the competition (503). Cristiano brought up the incredible figure with the first of two goals he netted against Juventus.
The first madridista goal in the Champions League came from the boots of Iván Zamorano, in September 1995, in a victory over Grasshopper at the Bernabéu (2-0). In the 1998/99 campaign, Raúl netted goal number 50 in a win over Spartak Moscow (2-1) and in 2000/01, Savio brought up the century in the thrashing of SP Portugal (4-0).
The Brazilian Ronaldo made it 200 in the competition in Marseille, where the Whites recorded an away win over Olympique in November 2003 (1-2), while Benzema, against another French team in the shape of Auxerre, netted goal number 300 in a Group Stage clash of the 2010/11 season at the Santiago Bernabéu (4-0).
Cristiano Ronaldo has been the key man in the most recent round numbers. Prior to his goal Cardiff, he was also the scorer of the 400th goal in February 2014 as Real Madrid got the better of Schalke 04 at the Veltins Arena (1-6).