Internet Desk: Portuguese sensation Cristiano Ronaldo has finally equaled the score with his arch-rival and Argentine star Lionel Messi by winning his fifth Ballon d’Or on Friday for helping his Spanish Club team Real Madrid winning the La Liga and UEFA Champions League last season.
Barcelona heartthrob Lionel Messi won this prestigious from 2009 to 2012 and in 2015. On the other hand Ronaldo had bagged the award in 2008, 2013, 2014, 2016 and this year.
32-year old Ronaldo came under limelight when he started playing for Premier League giants Manchester United. Under the watchful eye of former Man United coach Sir. Alex Ferguson, he became more matured in his game. Ronaldo had an unforgettable season last year as he first won the Champions League title and later lead his country to win their maiden Euro Cup in 2016.
The man who came to maturity under the watchful eye of ex-Manchester United coach Alex Ferguson clinched his fourth Ballon d’Or after an unforgettable season, first spearheading Real to the Champions League title before also leading his homeland to Euro 2016 glory in Paris.
Last night Ronaldo became the very first player in the history of football as he scored in all six games of group stages of the Champions League in a single season. With his help, Spanish giants Real Madrid won a nail-biter against Borussia Dortmund 3-2 to reach the last 16 of the tournament.
Lucas Vazquez scored the winner for the home side on the 81st minute of the game to take the title holders to the last 16 as the runners-up in Group H. English side, Tottenham Hotspur has topped the group.
CR7 scored his ninth goal in his sixth UCL appearance this season with a brilliant long ranger after Borja Mayoral’s opening goal to give the current champions Real Madrid a 2-0 lead in just 12 minutes.