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Champions League: Cristiano out to rediscover scoring touch

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Champions League: Cristiano out to rediscover scoring touch

Champions League: Cristiano Ronaldo out to rediscover scoring touch

TONY GENTILE

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Usually so deadly in Europe's elite club tournament, Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has averaged a goal every 315 minutes in 2016/17
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Cristiano Ronaldo has hit 389 goals in 379 appearances for Real Madrid, a stunning rate of more than one a game that has seen him become Los Blancos' all-time top scorer ahead of club legends Raúl González Blanco and Alfredo Di Stéfano.

And no fewer than 80 of Cristiano's strikes for Madrid have come in the Champions League - a tournament in which the four-time Ballon d'Or winner has netted 95 times in total throughout his career - more than any other player.

Cristiano celebrates scoring at Borussia Dortmund in September - his second of just two Champions League goals so far this term.

Unusually low-scoring Champions League campaign

However, this season has seen the Portugal captain endure an unusually barren campaign in the competition. The 32-year-old has scored just twice in 630 minutes of action - one against Sporting CP, and the other at Borussia Dortmund.

One goal every 315 minutes is, by a distance, his lowest Champions League average since joining Real Madrid. Indeed, he has managed a goal a game - or better - in five previous European campaigns at Real.

Out to rectify low strike rate on Tuesday

It's a stat that CR7 will look to set about putting right as Real bid to seal their progress to the quarter-finals in Tuesday's last-16 return at Napoli.

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CR7 IN CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Season P Minutes Goals
2016/17
7 630 2
2015/16
12 1109 16
2014/15
12 1065 10
2013/14
11 993 17
2012/13
12 1080 12
2011/12
10 900 10
2010/11
12 1021 6
2009/10
6 450 7
2008/09
12 1010 4
2007/08
11 1017 8
2006/07
11 959 3
2005/06
6 506 0
2004/05
7 502 0
2003/04
5 292 0
TOTAL 134 11534 95

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