Cristiano Ronaldo beats Lionel Messi to Champions League final goals record

Cristiano Ronaldo has beaten rival Lionel Messi to Champions League final goals record.

Cristiano Ronaldo who scored a brace in Real Madrid’s 4-1 victory over Juventus has scored in more Champions League finals than any other player.

The Real Madrid forward put the LaLiga champions ahead in Cardiff with a low, first-time strike after a cutback from Dani Carvajal 20 minutes into Saturday’s match in Cardiff.

He then scored his second after tapping in a cross from Isco from a tight angle to score his brace and give Madrid a 3-1 lead.

That was the third Champions League final in which Ronaldo has scored, a mark unmatched in the world game.

The two other finals in which Ronaldo scored were the 2008 showpiece in which Manchester United defeated Chelsea on penalties and 2014 final for Madrid against city rivals Atletico, which his side won 4-1 after extra time.

While Lionel Messi who has won the Champions League title on four different occasions scored in two of the four finals, his first was in 2009 against Manchester United and the second time he scored in a final was in 2011 against the same opposition.


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