Ronaldo two goals short of a 100 in Europe


October 18, 2016

MADRID, Spain(AP):

The goals keep coming for Cristiano Ronaldo, and they seem to be making Legia Warsaw a bit nervous.

The Portugal forward scored five goals with his national team during the break, and added another for Real Madrid in a Spanish league win over Real Betis.

The defending champions will next face Legia in the Champions League today.

Ronaldo is two goals shy of becoming the first player to score 100 career goals in European club competitions.

Real Madrid couldn't have asked for better opponents to try to keep their momentum in the Champions League.

After beating Real Betis 6-1 in the Spanish league to end a run of four consecutive draws, Madrid get to face Legia Warsaw, who are desperately trying to turn their season around after a chaotic start.

The match between Bayer Leverkusen and Tottenham brings striker Son Heung-min back to the stadium that was his home from 2013-15, when the South Korean scored 29 goals in 87 appearances for Leverkusen.

Son was the Premier League's player of the month for September and has four goals this season. He was nearly lured away by Wolfsburg before this season but has been excellent in England in the absence of injured striker Harry Kane.

The game is crucial for Leverkusen, who have only two points from two matches. The German side is unbeaten at home in Europe since November 2014, with four wins and four draws.

Tottenham have three points, one less than Monaco, who play at CSKA Moscow. The Russian side is last with one point and has a poor home record in the competition, with one win in their last nine home matches.

Today's other matches: Club Brugge KV vs FC Porto; CSKA Moscow vs Monaco; Dynamo Zagreb vs Sevilla; Leicester vs FC Copenhagen; Lyon vs Juventus; Sporting vs Dortmund.

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