Ronaldo breaks Champions League assist record but his UCL Goal drought continues

Cristiano Ronaldo has set a new personal best for assists in a single Champions League campaign with Real Madrid.

The 32-year-old forward set up Toni Kroos for the holders’ second in their 3-1 last-16 first-leg win over Napoli at the Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday.

Indeed, no player for either side made more key passes than Ronaldo’s five, with Luka Modric and Insigne closest on three each.

Despite reaching his assist landmark,  Cristiano Ronaldo has endured his longest Champions League goal drought at Real Madrid having failed to score in the competition for 523 minutes.

The talisman has scored just two goals in this season’s Champions League, in Real’s first two group games against Sporting Lisbon and Borussia Dortmund and his barren run was extended on Wednesday night.

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