Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Cristiano Ronaldo closes in on Messi record
March 18th, 2014 11PM

MOST READ
TAGS:  uefa champions league

MOST COMMENTED

[UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE] Cristiano Ronaldo, one of the few stars not rested ahead of Sunday's Clasico against Barcelona, scored twice and hit the woodwork two other times in the 3-1 win over Schalke 04 on Tuesday to move into the quarterfinals of the UEFA Champions League with a 9-2 aggregate win. The goals gave him 13 in this season's Champions league, one short of the record of 14 set by Barcelona's Lionel Messi in 2011-12.

Real Madrid, unbeaten in 31 straight games, joins Barca and Atletico Madrid in the quarterfinals, giving La Liga three clubs in the final eight.

"It's good for Spanish soccer to have three teams in the quarterfinals and shows it is in good health," Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti said. "We are coming into the 'Clasico' in good form and are very excited about the game. Generally speaking, we are full of confidence and motivation."



First-half goals by Samuel Eto'o and Gary Cahill gave Chelsea a 2-0 win over Galatasaray and break a 1-1 tie from the first leg to become the first English club to book its place in final eight, an achievement Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho did not want to underestimate.

"We are a Champions League club," he said. "We are amongst the last eight, the best teams in the world, with all the big clubs. The players deserve to be there."



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Gallardo shines as U.S. U-17s rout Cuba     
Joe Gallardo, who suffered a broken shinbone last August, scored a hat trick as the USA ...
Garber: 'Nobody's looking for a work stoppage'    
Speaking at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference in Boston on Friday, MLS commissioner Don Garber ...
What They're Saying: Univision's Juan Carlos Rodriguez    
"If the rights are already fixed, there's little incentive to FIFA to award 2026 to the ...
2015 MLS Preseason Action    
The MLS preseason wraps up on Saturday with 18 of 20 teams in action, all but ...
MLS issues record fine to owner Dell Loy Hansen    
One MLS owner, Real Salt Salt's Dell Loy Hansen, has not been shy about expressing his ...
id2 tour kicks off Monday in Argentina    
The id2 National Selection will kick off its tour of Argentina with the first of four ...
Concacaf Under-17 Championship television schedule    
The USA kicks off play in the Concacaf Under-17 Championship Friday against Cuba in San Pedro ...
USA enjoys long history of U-17 regional success    
The U.S. U-17s will get a chance at the 2015 Concacaf Under-17 Championship to avenge the ...
D.C. United sadly outclassed in Costa Rica    
Alajuelense jumped on top early and pounded D.C. United, 5-2, in the first leg of their ...
What They're Saying: Luis Suarez    
"I do not understand why they [the English media] want to do this. They want to ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives