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VIDEO: Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo scores 71st Champions League goal



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Raul’s long-standing record as the leading scorer in the UEFA Champions League has well and truly been trashed.

On Tuesday Lionel Messi bagged a hat trick to move his all-time UCL tally to 74, while Ronaldo equaled Raul’s 71 goals with a tap in against FC Basel on Wednesday. And at 29 years old, Ronaldo has plenty of time to surpass Raul’s total.

[ VIDEO: Messi becomes all-time top scorer in UCL ]

The Real Madrid man has now scored a record 37 away goals in the UCL and has also scored in 11-straight UCL away games which includes the 2013-14 final.

Watch the video clip below to see Ronaldo’s latest strike as it is now a two-way battle between the reigning World Player of the Year and Messi to rewrite the UCL record books as the top scorer.

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