The Portuguese became the first man to net 100 times in the competition during his last outing against Bayern Munich.
He has now reached another notable landmark after an amazing virtuoso display in the first leg of a semi-final derby date with Atletico Madrid.
50 - Cristiano Ronaldo has now scored his 50th Champions League knockout goal, the first player to reach this milestone. Landmark. pic.twitter.com/E36aPcT6w8— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) May 2, 2017
Ronaldo notched his 50th knock-out goal to put Madrid ahead, then doubled his tally in the second half. The Portugal star then wrapped up the game - and perhaps the tie - by clinching a hat-trick, thus taking his haul of goals in semi-final outings to 13.
Ronaldo - Hat-trick versus Atletico Madrid
Cristiano Ronaldo is applying finishing touches to a masterpiece of a career - this hat-trick in the UEFA Champions League semifinalsPosted by Goal.com on Wednesday, 3 May 2017
More remarkably, even when taking his prolific strike rate into account, Ronaldo can now claim to have bettered the collective efforts of Atletico in Europe’s premier club competition, scoring a total of 103 goals in the tournament.
101 - Cristiano Ronaldo has now scored more Champions League goals than Atlético de Madrid (100). Colossal.— OptaJohan (@OptaJohan) May 2, 2017
Ronaldo has 35 goals in 41 appearances this season and is fast closing in on 400 for Madrid.