Cristiano Ronaldo equals goal scoring record in Athletic Bilbao draw

Cristiano Ronaldo equals goal scoring record in Athletic Bilbao draw

- Cristiano Ronaldo scores to rescue Real Madrid from losing in their Spanish League encounter against Bilbao on Wednesday, April 18

- The goal means he has scored in his 12th straight games to equal his personal record, and could set a new record in the when he faces Bayern Munich next Wednesday

- However, Los Blancos are on the verge of winning their 13th UCL title as they face Bayern Munich in the semi final of the competition

- While Ronaldo will be hoping to win his 5th UCL crown at the end of the ongoing season

Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo rescued a point for Los Blancos in their Spanish League encounter on Wednesday to equal his personal record of scoring in 12 straight games.

Ronaldo scored late minute strike to ensure the Galacticos avoided their 5th defeat of the season as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Athletic Bilbao o at the Santiago Bernabeu.

The Portuguese forward kicked off the 2017-18 league season on a low, but his turnaround in the later part of the season has been tremendous – scoring over 40 goals already in the process.

Meanwhile, a goal for the 33-year-old in next Wednesday’s UEFA Champions League clash will set a new record for the former Manchester United striker.

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Having salvaged a point for the home team, Brazil defender Marcelo showered praises on his Madrid teammate saying Ronaldo is "the best player in the world" and tipped him to set a personal record of scoring in 13 club matches in a row.

The European champions face Bayern in their UCL semifinal first leg clash at the Allianz Arena on Wednesday, and the striker will be gunning for his 16th European goal of the season.

"Cristiano is the best player in the world," Marcelo told reporters.

"We have absolute confidence in him, as we do in all our players, and I'm sure he's going to net more in more games and extend his 12-match scoring run."

Zidane told his post match news conference that his team's domestic form had been a problem but said they had upped their performances in the Champions League and would do so again against Bayern.

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Marcelo echoed that assessment, saying: "There are no doubts ahead of the Bayern game.

"We know what we have to do. Two or three games can hit your morale, but a draw [against Bilbao] will not affect us."

Ronaldo is also gunning for his 5th Champions League glory, while his club, Madrid guns for their 13th this season.

He is also in the pole position to win the top scorer’s award this season with 15 goals with more possibly coming in their next couple of games.

The former Manchester United forward has won five ballon d'Or awards, the same as his arch rival, Lionel Messi.

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