What else? Properly, each aim CR7 has scored to this point within the group stage has been an opener, winner or equaliser, re-emphasising his status as one of many best ‘clutch’ gamers of all time. Three of those decisive efforts got here within the last quarter-hour (his two towards Villarreal plus the equaliser at Atalanta), which solely serves to amplify the purpose.
He is additionally into double figures for the membership season, which suggests he is hit that landmark in every of his final 5 United campaigns. He’ll need to go some to prime the historic 42-goal odyssey of 2007/08, however the tallies of 23 and 26 achieved in 06/07 and 08/09, respectively, might but be matched or bettered.
Maybe most extremely, the 36-year-old’s lob in Spain was his 799th profession aim, which suggests he is just one shy of changing into the primary fashionable participant to succeed in the mind-boggling complete of 800.