Champions League Final Betting Special: Can Cristiano Ronaldo continue his European scoring run?

Our La Liga expert, Phil Kitromilides, has seen the star produce some spectacular performances in this season's Champions League and believes he can score again one final time
There were 300 journalists from all over the world at Real Madrid's Media Day on Tuesday and the vast majority of them were there to try to catch a glimpse of Cristiano Ronaldo.

The world's best player has caused concern ranging from mild to hyperbolic with his lack of involvement during Madrid's final three games of the La Liga season, but Ronaldo will play on Saturday night and there is every chance that he will score.

Spain's top scorer in the Primera Division is also the leading marksman in the current edition of the Champions League with Ronaldo's stunning total of 16 goals a record that will take some beating.

He has one final match to add to that historic tally and Paddy Power offer him at 4/5 (1.80) to score his fourth goal of the season against Atletico.

That price for him to net at any time looks almost too good to resist, although bolder punters will be tempted by the 3/1 (4.00) for him to open the scoring.

The wincast selection could be of interest to those who believe that Madrid's main goal threat will propel his side to a 10th European title, this bet pays out at 13/8 (2.62) if Ronaldo scores anytime in a Real Madrid win.

In what has been a magnificent competition for the Balon d'Or winner, Ronaldo has scored two or more in no less than six Champions League games this season, and while Atletico are a tough side to break down, if anyone can net twice against them it is Ronaldo, who is offered at 7/2 (4.50) to do so.

In the second leg of this season's Copa del Rey semi final against Atletico Madrid, Ronaldo scored both goals in a 2-0 win, thus outscoring the Rojiblancos on his own.

He is offered at 3/1 (4.00) to repeat that feat at the Estadio da Luz on Saturday night, while it is also worth noting the Portuguese's penalty taking duties.

Both those Copa del Rey goals were from the spot, and Paddy Power price Ronaldo at 7/1 (8.00) to score a penalty in the Champions League final.

Ronaldo to score at any time at 4/5 (1.80) 2.5pt stake with Paddy Power

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Phil Kitromilides is a sports journalist and TV presenter in Madrid