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There's no stopping Cristiano Ronaldo
December 10th, 2013 7:28PM
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[UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Matchday 6] Cristiano Ronaldo, who is looking to win the FIFA Ballon d'Or for the first time, has added this to his 2013 accomplishments: a record for the most goals in the UEFA Champions League group stage.

His goal in Real Madrid's 2-0 win over FC Copenhagen was his ninth in five games, setting the new mark, and it gave him 36 goals in 26 competitive games since August.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic, with whom he had recently dueled in World Cup 2014 qualifying, finished the fall campaign with eight goals for Paris St. Germain. Three other players had scored eight in previous years: Ruud van Nistelrooy (Manchester United), Filippo Inzaghi (AC Milan) and Hernan Crespo (Inter Milan).

Ronaldo is one of three finalists, along with Lionel Messi and Franck Ribery, for the 2013 Ballon d'Or. He has 28 goals in 21 games this fall for Real Madrid plus eight in five games for Portugal.



Tuesday, December 10
GROUP A
Man. Utd. 1 Shakhtar Donetsk 0
Real Sociedad 0 Bayer Leverkusen 1
Standings:
14 *Man. United
10 *Bayer Leverkusen
8 Shakhtar Donetsk
1 Real Sociedad
*Clinched berth in round of 16.

GROUP B
Galatasaray vs. Juventus (abandoned-snow)
FC Copenhagen 0 Real Madrid 2
Standings:
16 *Real Madrid
6 Juventus
4 Galatasaray
4 FC Copenhagen
*Clinched berth in round of 16.

GROUP C
Benfica 2 Paris SG 1
Olympiakos 3 Anderlecht 1
Standings:
13 *Paris SG
10 *Olympiakos
10 Benfica
1 Anderlecht
*Clinched berth in round of 16.

GROUP D
Bayern Munich 2 Man. City 3
Viktoria Plzen 2 CSKA Moscow 1
Standings:
15 *Bayern Munich
15 *Man. City
3 Viktoria Plzen
3 CSKA Moscow
*Clinched berth in round of 16.



Wednesday, December 11
GROUP E
LIVE: Chelsea vs. Steaua Bucharest, FOX Soccer Plus (2:30 PM ET)
Schalke 04 vs. FC Basel, FOX Soccer Plus, Thurs., Dec. 12 (delay) 1:30 AM ET)
Standings:
9 *Chelsea
8 FC Basel
7 Schalke 04
3 Steaua Bucharest
*Clinched berth in round of 16.

GROUP F
Marseille vs. Borussia Dortmund, FOX Soccer Plus, Thurs., Dec. 12 (delay) 8:30 AM ET)
LIVE: Napoli vs. Arsenal, FOX Sports 1 (2:00 PM ET)
Standings:
12 Arsenal
9 Bor. Dortmund
9 Napoli
0 Marseille

GROUP G
Atletico Madrid vs. Porto, FOX Soccer Plus, Thurs., Dec. 12 (delay) 10:30 AM ET
Austria Vienna vs. Zenit St. Petersburg,  FOX Soccer Plus, Thurs., Dec. 12 (delay) 3:30 AM ET
Standings:
13 *Atletico Madrid
6 Zenit St Petersburg
5 Porto
2 Austria Vienna
*Clinched berth in round of 16.

GROUP H
LIVE: AC Milan vs. Ajax, FOX Sports 2 (2:30 PM ET)
LIVE: Barcelona vs. Celtic, FSN (2:30 PM ET)
Standings:
10 *Barcelona
8 AC Milan
7 Ajax
3 Celtic
*Clinched berth in round of 16.


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