Cristiano Ronaldo equals legend Ferenc Puskas' Real Madrid scoring record

Mar 19, 2014, 21:56 IST | Agencies

Portugal international Ronaldo scored twice on Wednesday in the Champions league tie against Schalke to etch his name into the record books yet again as he equalled legendary Ferenc Puskas' goalscoring record for Real Madrid

Madrid: Cristiano Ronaldo has equalled Ferenc Puskas' goalscoring record for Real Madrid after scoring twice in the Champions League last-16 second-leg encounter against Schalke on Tuesday evening.

The two-time Ballon d'Or winner scored the opening goal of the night on 21 minutes and then restored Madrid's lead after Tim Hoogland's 31st minute leveller to take his tally to 242 goals in just 236 games - the same tally as the Hungary great.

The 29-year-old has reached that landmark total having played 25 fewer games and been with the club three years fewer (five) than Puskas (eight).

Cristiano RonaldoReal Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo gestures during the UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg football match vs Schalke 04 at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on Tuesday. Pic/AFP

Ronaldo's continued efforts in front of goal mean he retains the record of being the only Madrid player to average more than a goal a game.

The Portugal international's next strike will move him into fourth place in the club's all-time top goalscorers list, with only Santillana (290), Alfredo di Stefano (307) and Raul (323) ahead of him.

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