Ronaldo set to break 100 goals record against Legia Warsaw
The goals keep coming for Cristiano Ronaldo, and they seem to be making Legia Warsaw a bit nervous.The Portugal forward scored five goals with his national team during the break, and added another for Real Madrid in a Spanish league win over Real Betis.
The defending champions will face Legia in the Champions League today.Ronaldo is two goals shy of becoming the first player to score 100 career goals in European club competitions.
Here is a look at the groups playing Tuesday:Real Madrid couldn’t have asked for a better opponent to try to keep its momentum in the Champions League.
After beating Real Betis 6-1 in the Spanish league to end a run of four consecutive draws, Madrid gets to face Legia Warsaw, which is desperately trying to turn its season around after a chaotic start.
The two teams meet again in Poland in November.“We will go into the game strong,” Madrid midfielder Francisco “Isco” Alarcon said. “We know that these two games will have a big impact on our place at the top of our Champions League group.”
Legia, which on Friday lost for the eighth time in 13 games, has the second-worst defense in the Champions League with eight goals conceded in two games. It lost 6-0 at home to Borussia Dortmund in the Group F opener. The Polish club has already made a coaching change but it continues to struggle.
Madrid, which has won eight straight at home in the Champions League, is trying to become the first team to win back-to-back titles since the new tournament format was created in 1992-93.
Borussia Dortmund, which is tied with Madrid at the top of the group with four points, plays at Sporting Lisbon, which is only one point behind the leaders.
Meanwhile ,The match between Bayer Leverkusen and Tottenham brings striker Son Heung-min back to the stadium that was his home from 2013-15, when the South Korean scored 29 goals in 87 appearances for Leverkusen.
Son was the Premier League’s player of the month for September and has four goals this season. He was nearly lured away by Wolfsburg before this season but has been excellent in England in the absence of injured striker Harry Kane.
The game is crucial for Leverkusen, which has only two points from two matches. The German side is unbeaten at home in Europe since November 2014, with four wins and four draws.
Tottenham has three points, one less than Monaco, which plays at CSKA Moscow. The Russian side is last with one point and has a poor home record in the competition, with one win in its last nine home matches.