Cristiano Ronaldo has expressed his joy as Real Madrid moved of the knock-out stages in the Champions League. He scored one and assisted another against Juventus.
The Portuguese international has made a record-equalling performance during the 2-2 draw against Juventus on Tuesday.
The striker scored one marking his eighth in the group stage in this season equalling the mark previously set by Ruud van Nistelrooy (2004-05), Hernan Crespo and Filippo Inzaghi (both 2002-03).
“I’m so happy. This is a great moment for my career. I feel so loved and always try to do my best,” Ronaldo told Sky Sport. “I’m not worried about the records. They come naturally. Its positive, but I want to win more and to be better in the future.
“We knew the difficulty against Juventus. In the first half we suffered, [but] in the second half we were redeemed. We reacted so well, we hit the post and we were better.
“As I said, we’re still improving. In my opinion, we could be better. We want to be better, but we’ll do it step by step.”
Madrid is in the first in Group B with 10 points, and they need only one more point to qualify as group winners.
“For us it is a good point, very important for the leadership in the group. We are ready for qualification to the knock-out stages, although it’s still not arithmetically certain,” he added.
“I think that [Juventus] play very competitively and strongly. They’re not qualified, but I think that they will end up second in the group.”