7 December 2017
Real Madrid’s record-breaking star Cristiano Ronaldo has set his sights on winning a third successive Champions League title.
Ronaldo, who is already the competitions all-time leading goalscorer became the first player in history to score in all six Champions League group-stage matches as the two-time reigning titleholders Madrid overcame Borussia Dortmund 3 – 2 on Wednesday.
Madrid will now prepare for the last 16 as runners-up in Group H and the four-time Ballon d’Or winner, who is tipped to receive the honour for a record-equaling fifth time on Thursday, is eyeing a Champions League hat-trick.
“Hopefully we can win the Champions League again,” Ronaldo said. “The important thing was to pass through the group stage. Our aim is to win the Champions League.”
Ronaldo added: “I’m very happy, we wanted to finish the group stage well with a victory.
“I also scored; I helped the team to win with a beautiful goal. The record is also important, I’m really pleased.”
While Ronaldo has starred in Europe, the 32-year-old has struggled domestically, only managing two goals in 10 LaLiga appearances for the defending champions.
“[the Champions League] is a competition that I really like to play in,” he said. “Obviously, I also like to score in it.”