The stats behind Cristiano Ronaldo’s incredible record v Atletico Madrid

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Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring a goal during the match of Champions League between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid.

Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo is set to return to Spain to face Atletico Madrid in the Champions League last-16.

During his time at Real Madrid and Juventus, Ronaldo was a thorn in Atletico Madrid’s side and they are one of his favourite opponents. 

The Portugal international has either knocked Atleti out of the Champions League or beaten them in the final on five separate occasions. He’s also scored four hat-tricks against them in his career, including two in the Champions League knockouts.

“We know how Cristiano is,” Angel Correa told Marca ahead of United’s trip to Madrid. “He’s already done a lot of damage to us in previous times that we faced each other.”

But Stefan Savic moved to play down concerns that Ronaldo will beat Atletico again. “It’s always good to play against great champions,” the former Manchester City defender said. “But, in the Champions League, the players are of the highest level and that doesn’t change.”

We’ve taken a closer look at his record against Los Colchoneros in all competitions.

La Liga

Games: 16
Wins: 7
Draws: 5
Defeats: 4

Win rate: 43.8%
Loss rate: 25%

Goals: 12
Assists: 3

Minutes per goal: 115.6
Minutes per goal or assist: 92.5

Champions League

Games: 10
Wins: 5
Draws: 3
Defeats: 2

Win rate: 50%
Loss rate: 20%

Goals: 7
Assists: 2

Minutes per goal: 137.1
Minutes per goal or assist: 106.6

Copa del Rey

Games: 7
Wins: 4
Draws: 1
Defeats: 2

Win rate: 57.1%
Loss rate: 28.6%

Goals: 6
Assists: 0

Minutes per goal: 102.1
Minutes per goal or assist: 102.1


Games: 2
Wins: 0
Draws: 1
Defeats: 1

Win rate: 0%
Loss rate: 50%

Goals: 0
Assists: 0

Minutes per goal: N/A
Minutes per goal or assist: N/A


Games: 35
Wins: 16
Draws: 10
Defeats: 9

Win rate: 45.7%
Loss rate: 25.7%

Goals: 25
Assists: 5

Minutes per goal: 122
Minutes per goal or assist: 101.7

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