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Ronaldo Celebrates His 150th Champions League Appearance

Football | Associated Press | April 12, 2018, 10:41 am
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 Cristiano Ronaldo celebrated his 150th Champions League appearance by taking off his shirt and running toward the euphoric Madrid crowd. (Image: AP)

Cristiano Ronaldo celebrated his 150th Champions League appearance by taking off his shirt and running toward the euphoric Madrid crowd. (Image: AP)

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 Ronaldo netted his 120th goal in the competition by converting the penalty with a firm shot into the top corner. (Image: AP)

Ronaldo netted his 120th goal in the competition by converting the penalty with a firm shot into the top corner. (Image: AP)

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 Ronaldo has scored 21 goals in his last 11 matches in all competitions, and has netted in 11 straight Champions League matches. (Image: AP)

Ronaldo has scored 21 goals in his last 11 matches in all competitions, and has netted in 11 straight Champions League matches. (Image: AP)

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 Just when it looked like Juventus would pull off another stunning Champions League comeback, Cristiano Ronaldo stepped up once again. (Image: AP)

Just when it looked like Juventus would pull off another stunning Champions League comeback, Cristiano Ronaldo stepped up once again. (Image: AP)

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 Ronaldo converted a penalty kick deep into injury time to send Real Madrid through to the semifinals for the eighth straight season despite a 3-1 home loss to Juventus. (Image: AP)

Ronaldo converted a penalty kick deep into injury time to send Real Madrid through to the semifinals for the eighth straight season despite a 3-1 home loss to Juventus. (Image: AP)

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 The goal was enough to give the two-time defending champion a 4-3 aggregate win and avoid nerve-racking extra time after the Italian side had erased a seemingly insurmountable deficit from the first leg. (Image: AP)

The goal was enough to give the two-time defending champion a 4-3 aggregate win and avoid nerve-racking extra time after the Italian side had erased a seemingly insurmountable deficit from the first leg. (Image: AP)

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"It was a match in which we suffered," Ronaldo said. "It shows that nothing is a given in football, you have to fight until the end. We didn't play well, we have to admit. But in the end we deserved to advance." (Image: AP)

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 Madrid won the first leg 3-0 in Turin last week, when Ronaldo scored with a spectacular bicycle kick for his second goal of the match. (Image: AP)

Madrid won the first leg 3-0 in Turin last week, when Ronaldo scored with a spectacular bicycle kick for his second goal of the match. (Image: AP)

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 The penalty came as Vazquez was in position to score in front of the goal after Ronaldo headed down a cross into the area. Juventus players stormed toward English referee Michael Oliver, who apparently had help from his behind-the-goal assistant to make the call. (Image: AP)

The penalty came as Vazquez was in position to score in front of the goal after Ronaldo headed down a cross into the area. Juventus players stormed toward English referee Michael Oliver, who apparently had help from his behind-the-goal assistant to make the call. (Image: AP)

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 The penalty was taken eight minutes into stoppage time as it took a while for Oliver to clear the Juventus players who were protesting against the decision. (Image: AP)

The penalty was taken eight minutes into stoppage time as it took a while for Oliver to clear the Juventus players who were protesting against the decision. (Image: AP)