“Careful with Cristiano,” was Zidane’s refrain.
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As the stakes mounted in the Champions League, the usual suspects once more rose to the occasion with Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Robert Lewandowski starring in the last 16, first legs.A Ronaldo double propelled holders Real to a 3-1 advantage over PSG in Spain, while Messi grabbed a vital away goal for Barcelona in a 1-1 draw at Premier League champions Chelsea."Careful with Cristiano," was Zidane's refrain, and Ronaldo, the five-time world player of the year, didn't disappoint as he increased his record Champions League goals haul to 116, 11 of which have come this season.At 30, the five-time Ballon d'Or winner is also closing in on the 100-goal mark, presently two shy at 98 in Europe's premier club competition.By and large, it's those with a history of success at this level: record 12-time champions Real Madrid, and a trio of five-time winners in Barca, Bayern and Liverpool.
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