The numbers behind Cristiano Ronaldo's record-making 100 goals

Cristiano Ronaldo

Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo was the Man of the Match as his side came from a goal down to defeat Bayern Munich 2-1 on Wednesday, beating Lionel Messi to a massive European milestone in the process.

Ronaldo, the four-time world player of the year, volleyed Real level at the Allianz Arena, then reached his milestone by slotting home the victor 13 minutes from time in the first-leg with the return on Tuesday in Madrid. We know it won't be easy - Real Madrid are very strong at home, but we have to play as if we were at home ourselves.

"We did well to earn the comeback", Ronaldo said. I'm very happy. I want to thank Real Madrid for the opportunity to make a brilliant career at this club and my teammates as well. "To be able to reach this mark is an honour and against a team like Bayern it is better still", he added.

But a penalty miss just before half-time from opening goalscorer Arturo Vidal, Ronaldo's equaliser and then a red card for Javi Martínez turned the game.

Ronaldo reached his milestone by slotting home the victor 13 minutes from time. It was a great win, the team played well and the return leg is open.

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Ancelotti's successor at Madrid, Zinedine Zidane, is bidding to become the first coach to lead a side to back-to-back titles in the Champions League era.

Bayern was without club top-scorer Robert Lewandowski after he failed to recover from a knock to his right shoulder.

Real have scored at least once in each of their last 53 games and they are closing in on Bayern's European record of 61 consecutive games with at least a goal, from March 2013 to April 2014. "We needed patience to decide the match". Mbappe netted inside 20 minutes before an own goal by Sven Bender made it 2-0 at half time. We're backing Under 2.5 Goals at 2.6.

Ronaldo reached 100 European goals with his brace in the Allianz Arena and as well as celebrating the landmark, recalled the match when speaking to Los Blancos' official site. We're all a little disappointed because we had a lot of chances in the second half, but we were against a goalkeeper who is a wall. "But football is a box of surprises and five minutes can change everything".

Madrid captain Sergio Ramos echoed Zidane's sentiments that nothing is decided.

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