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- Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice and created a goal for Karim Benzema during Tuesday’s win over APOEL Nicosia.
- Despite the club’s 6-0 victory, Ronaldo was in no mood to celebrate as he lashed out at the media after the game.
- The Portuguese forward accused the press of twisting his words and implied there was little point in him talking to journalists.
Cristiano Ronaldo had a memorable evening on Tuesday.
The Real Madrid forward scored twice, created a goal, and set another record as he played a key part in Real Madrid’s 6-0 win over APOEL Nicosia at the GSP Stadium in Cyprus.
The rout started in the 23rd minute, as Luka Modric scored a sublime long-range goal, 13 minutes before Karim Benzema and Nacho scored two goals in two minutes.
Real Madrid added three more goals in the second half. Benzema got his second just one minute after the break, before Ronaldo added the club’s fifth and sixth goals in the 49th and 54th minutes.
Ronaldo’s strikes mean he has scored 18 goals in the Champions League – Europe’s premier football competition – in 2017 alone.
Another day, another record…
Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 18 Champions League goals in 2017, a new record across a calendar year ️⚽️ pic.twitter.com/SZRwIKTraw
— BT Sport Football (@btsportfootball) November 21, 2017
Ronaldo, now the only male player to have scored 100 times in the Champions League, also leads the way when it comes to creating goals, too.
His assist for Benzema was his 27th in the last 10 Champions League seasons – which puts him above his creative rival Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona.
Ronaldo, though, was in no mood to celebrate.
Journalists approached him in the media zone after Real Madrid’s victory, but the Portuguese forward gave an icy response and accused the media of twisting his words.
Ronaldo has been linked with a move away from Madrid, coverage he seemingly objects to.
“I say one thing and you write another,” he said, according to The Mirror. “So why do you want me to speak?”