Real Madrid left it late to secure all three points in their final Group H game as they beat Borussia Dortmund 3-2 at Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday.
Borja Mayoral and Cristiano Ronaldo scored within the first quarter of an hour to give the hosts an early two-goal lead, before Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang pulled things level in a five-minute spell that gave the visitors some hope for ending their Group Stage campaign on a high.
But, the miserable campaign ended in more disappointment as with nine minutes to go – Lucas Vazquez volleyed in the winner to clinch all three points. Fans hailed Borja Mayoral’s performance, in particular, after the youngster scored in his maiden Champions League start, with some calling for his inclusion ahead of Karim Benzema.
Cristiano➡️Isco➡️ Mayoral ⚽
— ▪️R⚕Z⚕A▪️ (@RoyalMadrid_FC) December 6, 2017
Borja scores on his first ever Champions League start! pic.twitter.com/UqbPrPgGp9
— RMadrid Edition (@RMadridEdition) December 6, 2017
Its time for Benzema fans to wake up. Every striker who competed with Benzema in Real Madrid proved that he’s better than him, starting from Higuaine to Adebayor to Morata to Chicharito & now Mayoral. Enough is enough.
— ⓫Abdallah M.⓫ (@Abdallah_rm11) December 6, 2017
Mayoral should start against Sevilla, and so should Kovacic. The former is clinical and the latter brings a much needed element of energy and unpredictability to this side.
— 12 (@Noursedki28) December 6, 2017
Mayoral is 10 times the player benzema is rn man
— M (@Rasad316) December 6, 2017
At this rate Borja will outscore Benzema yet he’s always on the bench
— フレッド Fred*Rick Oywer (@TheRickFred) December 6, 2017
But, the hero on the night was Cristiano Ronaldo, who created history by becoming the first player to score in all six Group Stage games.
— ★ #TeamOfTheYear ★ (@ChampionsLeague) December 6, 2017
— Le Coq (@LeCoqueliin) December 6, 2017
That’s how many players have scored in every game of the Champions League group stage in a season.
His name is Cristiano Ronaldo.
— MARCA in English (@MARCAinENGLISH) December 6, 2017
Post match note: is it just me or is Cristiano Ronaldo breaking at least 1 major record and 5 minor records after every Champions League game?
— Xav Salazar (@XavsFutbol) December 6, 2017
First player to score 16 CL goals in a calendar yr
First player to score 17 CL goals in a calendar yr
First player to score 18 CL goals in a calendar yr
First player to score 19 CL goals in a calendar yr
First player to score in all 6 CL group stage matches.
— Danny Welbeck (@WelBeast) December 6, 2017
Goals in UCL 2017/18:
FC Barcelona: 9 goals
Cristiano Ronaldo: 9 goals pic.twitter.com/xXNm9VFQfr
— Ryan. (@Rygista) December 6, 2017
— OMAR 👑 (@Omar__cr7_) December 6, 2017
— RMadridBabe (@RMadridBabe) December 6, 2017
Ronaldo is indeed a goal machine💪🏻 another milestone💥🔥 pic.twitter.com/abbHeECguj
— Abbarh (@Abberrhh) December 6, 2017
Cristiano Ronaldo is the first player to score 19 calendar year goals in the Champions League breaking his own record which he set in his last Champions League game. The man is unstoppable. pic.twitter.com/CMSDBeRG1w
— Cristiano Ronaldo (@ronaldo7goal) December 6, 2017
Cristiano Ronaldo in every UCL matchday;
Break UCL goal records
Set another goal records
Break the record again
Get home to meet his kids pic.twitter.com/wacVx6A24a
— Ali (@FutbolBallack) December 6, 2017
New Champions League logo. pic.twitter.com/3PdtqStD8U
— َ (@ienfc_) December 6, 2017
How I’m sleeping tonight knowing Ronaldo is winning the Ballon D’or tommorow. pic.twitter.com/Cma7xSQVS5
— LM10 (@MahadJama20) December 7, 2017