Ronaldo and Madrid break records in win over Copenhagen

Tue Dec 10, 2013 5:12pm EST
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By Phil O'Connor

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Cristiano Ronaldo and Real Madrid racked up the records as they ended FC Copenhagen's unbeaten home run in the Champions League with a 2-0 triumph at the Parken stadium on Tuesday.

Their comfortable victory carried the nine-times European champions through to the knockout stages as winners of Group B.

Masterful midfielder Luka Modric opened the scoring and set the first record for Madrid - who have scored in an unprecedented 31 consecutive Champions League fixtures - when he curled home a beautiful 20-metres opening goal in the 25th minute.

Ronaldo scored Madrid's second, and his group stage record ninth of the campaign, with a simple close range finish three minutes after the interval and later saw a last-minute penalty saved.

(Editing by Timothy Collings)

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo reacts as he attends a news conference to discuss the draw for the 2014 World Cup at the Valdebebas training grounds, outside Madrid, December 8, 2013. REUTERS/Javier Barbancho