Cristiano Ronaldo scored a brace of penalties against Lionel Messi’s Barcelona on the final matchday of the 2019/20 Champions League group stage, taking his tally of goals scored at Camp Nou to an astonishing 14.
Those strikes stretched the Portugal legend’s Champions League goal lead over the Argentine, though they were the first European goals he had scored with his eternal rival on the pitch.
With the first of his 14 goals coming in 2011, Ronaldo has been haunting Camp Nou for the best part of a decade, scoring more goals there than anywhere else as an away player.
So, let’s get ranking!
His first of two penalties on the night, sending Marc-Andre ter Stegen the wrong way. Emphatic celebration to go with an expertly dispatched penalty.
Another penalty from a fresh faced Ronaldo. The standard of what we have come to expect from him as he leathered it home.
Ronaldo’s second of the evening with another penalty, almost busting the net in the process.
Even though the goal meant little for the outcome of the match, his need to celebrate extravagantly regardless made it the better pen of the two.
A young Ronaldo with a somewhat fortunate finish, the former Manchester United attacker looking like he knew little about it.
Instinctive and a sign to Madrid fans of what was to come.
A well worked team move, leaving Ronaldo with the simplest of finishes after Karim Benzema’s header across goal. The exact kind of chance he doesn’t pass up.
Another blistering attack from Real which saw Ronaldo finish it off with a cheeky toe poke during the year in which everything he touched turned to gold.
This one was more about Angel Di Maria’s silky solo run than Ronaldo’s finish off the rebound of the Argentine’s shot. Bonus points for the win.
A towering header from a corner, in what has become a trademark CR7 goal. Not quite like the famous one he scored for Juventus but the only header he has planted at Camp Nou.
The kind of goal you concede on FIFA which results in you subbing off your goalkeeper. A powerful near post shot from Ronaldo with his weak foot, but really Victor Valdes should have saved it.
Mesut Ozil highlighting exactly what Arsenal are missing at the minute with a deliciously weighted through ball to Ronaldo which he finished calmly.
A 2-2 draw wasn’t enough to see them through to the semi-finals of the Copa del Rey.
The same game as the Valdes error, but this time he holds none of the blame. Instead, it was Ronaldo at his ruthless best, rifling the ball into the corner after cutting inside.
Another perfect pass from Ozil, matched with a finish of style from Ronaldo. This was the Real team who were crowned league champions under Jose Mourinho for the first time in four seasons, a lengthy drought by their standards.
Another typically understated celebration.
Some rare Gareth Bale and Ronaldo link up from the archives. An inch perfect Bale cross picked out Ronaldo, who controlled perfectly and finished under Claudio Bravo.
A 2-1 win ended Barça’s 39 game unbeaten run, which Ronaldo clearly enjoyed inflicting.
By far the pick of the bunch, and not the standard Ronaldo goal we see from him in modern times.
It was old school Ronaldo here, cutting in from the left and bending it beautifully into the far top corner.