Cristiano Ronaldo loves the Champions League
Real Madrid beat PSG 3-1 on Wednesday night thanks to two goals from Cristiano Ronaldo and another one from Marcelo.
Adrien Rabiot had opened the scoring for the away side at the Bernabeu but Real Madrid replied with the same kind of performance that has seen them win the Champions League 3 times in the past 4 seasons.
However, Real Madrid are not enjoying the best of seasons domestically. Zinedine Zidane’s team are currently 4th in La Liga but do have a game in hand over 3rd placed Valencia.
Their game in hand won’t be easy. Madrid have to face Leganes, the same side who notoriously knocked Real Madrid out of the Copa Del Rey just 3 weeks ago.
Ronaldo has scored just 11 goals in La Liga this season, a total which is just a fraction of what the Portuguese forward usually has at this stage of the season.
However, in the Champions League, Ronaldo has kept up his superb performances which saw him crowned the best player in the world for 2017.
Ronaldo scored in every single game during the Champions League group stage and became the first ever player to achieve this feat.
In 2013/14, Ronaldo scored 17 goals in the Champions League, a record. He is just 7 goals away from breaking that record which could definitely happen if Real Madrid progress to the next round.
Ronaldo’s message to Florentino Perez
After Ronaldo’s second goal against PSG on Wednesday, Ronaldo made a ‘money’ gesture towards the southern stand of the Bernabeu where Madrid President Florentino Perez sits.
Ronaldo clearly wants a new contract with Real Madrid and recently stated that he ‘loves the club‘ amid rumours that he will be leaving Los Blancos soon.
L’equipe stated (in French):
“In recent weeks, rumors have announced that the president of Real Madrid would be ready to get him back for € 30 million a year, provided he is decisive at the end of the season.”
Ronaldo has had to deal with many critics this season but has been back amongst the goals in recent weeks.
The former Manchester United man isn’t done yet.