As Bayern and Real Madrid prepare to meet again in the UEFA Champions League semi-finals, the German champions have cause for concern – as UEFA.com’s breakdown of the striker’s best and worst opponents demonstrates.

• Ronaldo has struck nine times in six games against Bayern München – an average of a goal every 64 minutes and 47 seconds. The only side he has scored more against in Europe is Juventus (10).

• Should he maintain his 1.5 goals-per-game ratio against Bayern, expect the 33-year-old to hit three more over the course of the semi-finals.

• Ronaldo has scored seven in his last three matches against Bayern – including two in each of his last two games in Munich.


Watch Ronaldo hat-trick v Bayern last season

• Should the tie go to a shoot-out, Ronaldo may feel he has a score to settle: when Bayern eliminated Madrid in the 2011/12 semi-finals, he was one of two Madrid players to have a penalty saved by Manuel Neuer, along with Kaká.

• With 123 goals in 13,493 minutes of UEFA club competition football, Ronaldo scores at an average rate of a goal every 109 minutes and 41 seconds. However, that rate is considerably higher with Real Madrid (82min 40s per goal) than it was with Sporting CP and Manchester United (290min 30s per goal).

• Ronaldo has played against 50 teams in UEFA competition, scoring against 34. As a Madrid player, he has faced 32 sides in Europe, with only four now having managed to stop him scoring: Barcelona, Dinamo Zagreb, Legia Warszawa and Napoli.

• 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 Swedish club 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.

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 7 630 10 63m
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 4 360 3 120m
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 158 13493 123 109m41s
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 22 1886 12 157m10s
Germany 22 2013 26 77m25s
Greece 1 90
Hungary 2 157 1 157m
Italy 24 2074 18 115m13s
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 158 13493 123 109m41s

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