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The Portuguese now holds the record for most goals scored in Europe's elite club competition in a calendar year and readers think he can fire his club to continental glory

When Cristiano Ronaldo equalised for Real Madrid in their Champions League tie against Juventus on Wednesday morning, hardly anyone was surprised. After all, the Portuguese superstar has been scoring freely since moving to the Bernabeu.

While Real eventually drew 2-2 with the Italian side, Ronaldo set yet another record. His goal brought his tally in Europe's premier club competition to 14 for this calendar year, eclipsing the previous record of 13 held by Lionel Messi.

That was also his eighth goal in this season's edition after just four games, which was his 59th overall in the competition as well. It leaves him only behind Messi (63) and Raul (71). He is also one goal away from breaking a group stage record currently shared with Hernan Crespo, Filippo Inzaghi and Ruud van Nistelrooy.

With 13 goals already in the La Liga this season, Ronaldo now has 21 goals in 16 matches and it is no wonder Goal Singapore readers believe he can fire Real to the Champions League title this season.

56.3% believe that it is time for the nine-time winners to make it 10 and Ronaldo is the man to score the goals and lead them to glory, as well as his first European title with Real having already won it once with Manchester United during his time there.

The Spanish giants faltered last season against Borussia Dortmund in the semi-finals, with their victorious 2002 campaign being the last time they reached the final. Their supporters will hope Ronaldo can help them end their drought.

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Ronaldo has 14 Champions League goals this calendar year, a new record. Can he lead Real Madrid to this season's trophy?

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