FOOTBALL BRAND: RONALDO CLOSES IN ON RUUD VAN NISTELROOY

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RONALDOCristiano Ronaldo will be out to overhaul Rudd and move into third place on the all-time Champions League goalscorers’ list when Real Madrid take on Juventus on Wednesday night.

Ronaldo has 55 goals out of 94 appearances in the Champions League (excluding qualifying rounds) is one goal behind former PSV, Manchester United and Madrid hot shot Van Nistelrooy.

Only Lionel Messi can boast of a more impressive strike rate. The Barcelona star strengthened his spot on the second place in the all-time top 10 Champions league highest scorers when he scored a brilliant goal in the first half against AC Milan on Tuesday night. Messi now has 63 goals in 81 games. With his consistent performance, Messi is eight goals away from setting another record for himself.

Below are the names of the top 10 highest Champion League goal scorers:

Names                                   Goals

1       Raul                                      71

2       Lionel Messi                          63

3       Rudd Van Nistelrooy             56

4       Cristiano Ronaldo                 55

5       Thierry Henry                        50

6       Andriy Shevchenko               48

7       Filippo Inzaghi                       46

8       Alessandro Del Piero            42

9       Didier Drogba                       41

10     Karim Benzema                    33

11     Fernando Morientes             33

12     Zlatan Ibrahimovic                33

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