Bayern Munich v Real Madrid: How Cristiano Ronaldo can set a new Champions League record tonight

Portuguese forward needs one more goal for the most-ever scored in the Champions League in a season

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Cristiano Ronaldo can set a new Champions League record tonight in Real Madrid's semi-final second leg against Bayern Munich.

The Portuguese forward has scored 14 goals in the competition this season, currently the equal-most in a single season alongside his arch-nemesis Lionel Messi, who scored 14 for Barcelona in 2011/12.


One more goal for Real tonight, who take a 1-0 advantage into the second-leg at the Allianz Arena, will see Ronaldo become the highest-ever goalscorer in a Champions League season.

Most goals in a Champions League season

14 Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) 2013/14

14 Lionel Messi (Barcelona) 2011/12

But, in typically Ronaldo fashion, that is not the only milestone in his sights this evening. The 29-year-old has scored 49 goals in the Champions League for Real, and needs one more goal to become the third player to score 50 or more goals for one team in the competition after Messi for Barcelona (67) and Raul for Real (66).

Ronaldo may have got one over his great rival by winning the Fifa Balon d'Or this year, but Messi has still scored more Champions League goals, although a hat-trick will change things.

Most goals in the Champions League

71  Raul (Real Madrid 66, Schalke 5)

67  Lionel Messi (Barcelona 67)

64  Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United 15, Real Madrid 49)