Where Neymar failed, Ronaldo could record a Champions League first this evening, writes Stephen Barry.
The Real Madrid frontman has scored in all five Group H games and could complete the set if he scores against Borussia Dortmund this evening.
PSG-recruit Neymar had the opportunity to do the same last night, but he failed to add to his six group-stage goals in a 3-1 loss to Bayern Munich.
That was the fate of two other players who recorded near misses – Juventus legend Alessandro Del Piero in 1995 and Dynamo Kiev star Serhiy Rebrov in 1997, who both scored five in their opening five games before drawing blanks.
A ninth goal of the campaign for Ronaldo tonight would also see him tie Lionel Messi’s mark for group-stage goals, 60, with anything more setting a new record.
The Portuguese striker is already expected to tie Messi’s record of five Ballon d’Or awards tomorrow.