Cristiano Ronaldo will look to score his first goal against Paris Saint-Germain in the round of 16. Which teams has he found the hardest – or easiest – opponents to break down?

• With 117 goals in 13,133 minutes of UEFA club competition football, Ronaldo scores at an average rate of a goal every 112 minutes and 15 seconds. However, that rate is considerably higher with Real Madrid (84 mins per goal) than it was with Sporting CP and Manchester United (290min 30s per goal).


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• Ronaldo has played against 50 teams in UEFA competition, scoring against 33. As a Madrid player, he has faced 32 sides in Europe, with only five managing to stop him scoring: Barcelona, Dinamo Zagreb, Legia Warszawa, Napoli and Paris.

• Barcelona have proved the toughest European nut to crack for Ronaldo: he has yet to score in 450 minutes against Madrid’s Liga rivals – 270 with United and 180 with the Merengues.

Watch Real Madrid score eight against Malmö


Watch Real Madrid score eight against Malmö

• The team he has found it easiest to breach are Malmö, with his six goals across 180 UEFA Champions League minutes against the Swedes constituting a strike every 30 minutes.

• The side Ronaldo has encountered most in Europe are Lyon, whom he has met ten times – 884 minutes in total – scoring four goals.

• Ronaldo has struck nine times against Bayern München – more goals than he has mustered against any other continental opposition. These goals have come in six games, at an average of one every 64 minutes and 47 seconds.

Who has Ronaldo scored against in UEFA competitions?

Opponents
by club
Games Minutes Goals Minutes
per goal
Aalborg 1 90
AC Milan 6 513 2 256m30s
Ajax 5 450 7 64m17s
APOEL 4 360 6 60m
Arsenal 2 180 2 90m
Atlético 6 600 4 150m
Auxerre 2 162 1 162m
Barcelona 5 450
Basel 2 180 2 90m
Bayern 6 583 9 64m47s
Benfica 4 337
Celtic 3 262
Chelsea 1 120 1 120m
CSKA Moskva 2 180 3 60m
Debrecen 2 157 1 157m
Dinamo Bucureşti 1 64
Dinamo Zagreb 1 90
Dortmund 9 800 7 114m17s
Dynamo Kyiv 2 180 3 60m
Fenerbahçe 1 90
Galatasaray 3 270 6 45m
Inter Milan 3 212 1 212m
Juventus 5 450 7 64m17s
København     4 360 3 120m
Legia 2 180
Liverpool 2 165 1 165m
LOSC Lille 4 320
Ludogorets 2 180 2 90m
Lyon 10 884 4 221m
Malmö 2 180 6 30m
Man. City 3 270 1 270m
Man. United 3 187 2 93m30s
Marseille 2 160 4 40m
Napoli 2 180
Panathinaikos 1 90
Paris 2 180
Partizan 2 118
Porto 4 201 1 201m
Rangers 1 90
Roma 6 539 5 107m48s
Schalke 4 360 7 51m26s
Sevilla 1 90 2 45m
Shakhtar 2 180 5 36m
Sparta Praha 2 79
Sporting CP 4 357 3 119m
Stuttgart 1 90
Tottenham 4 335 4 83m45s
Villarreal 4 288
Wolfsburg 2 180 3 60m
Zürich 2 110 2 55m
TOTAL 154 13133 117 112m15s
Ronaldo during United's meeting with Celtic in 2008


Ronaldo during United’s meeting with Celtic in 2008©Getty Images

• Of Europe’s big five footballing nations, Ronaldo has found German club defences most porous, averaging well over a goal a game – 26 strikes in 22 matches. However, while he nets plenty in the Liga, he has struggled with Spanish rearguards in Europe, scoring a goal only every 238 minutes against domestic opponents in UEFA competion.

• He may prefer not to move to Scotland: Ronaldo is yet to score in 352 minutes of UEFA club action against Scottish sides, by far the longest period that clubs from any country have been able to resist him.

Which nations’ clubs has Ronaldo scored against?

Opponents by nationality Games Minutes Goals Minutes
per goal
Bulgaria 2 180 2 90m
Croatia 1 90
Cyprus 4 360 6 60m
Czech Republic 2 79
Denmark 5 450 3 150m
England 15 1257 11 114m16s
France 20 1706 9 189m33s
Germany 22 2013 26 77m25s
Greece 1 90
Hungary 2 157 1 157m
Italy 22 1894 15 126m16s
Netherlands 5 450 7 64m17s
Poland 2 180
Portugal 12 895 4 223m45s
Romania 1 64
Russia 2 180 3 60m
Scotland 4 352
Serbia 2 118
Spain 16 1428 6 238m
Sweden 2 180 6 30m
Switzerland 4 290 4 72m30s
Turkey 4 360 6 60m
Ukraine 4 360 8 45m
TOTAL 154 13133 117 112m15s

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