Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid celebrates his goal against Borussia Dortmund during their Champions League quarter-final first leg match at Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid.
Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid celebrates his goal against Borussia Dortmund during their Champions League quarter-final first leg match at Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid.Reuters

Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has equalled the record for most Champions League goals in a single season, matching the tallies of Barcelona's Leo Messi in 2011/12 and the legendary Milan striker Jose Altafini in 1962/63.

The Portuguese international struck his 14th Champions League goal of the season against Borussia Dortmund in the first leg of Real's quarter-final - but gave fans at the Bernabeu a scare by going off injured in the dying stages of the match.

The forward marked his 100th Champions game by picking up a Luka Modric pass and clipping the ball into the net from close range. The goal took his overall Champions League career tally to 64, including 49 for Real - equalling the record held by club legend Alfredo Di Stefano.

Ronaldo had already set a new record by netting nine times in the group stage, breaking the eight-goal record shared by his Filippo Inzhagi, Hernan Crespo, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and his former Manchester United team-mate Ruud van Nistelrooy.

Meanwhile, Gareth Bale continues to deliver goals in his first season at the Santiago Bernabeu. The Welshman scored his fifth goal in the Champions League, and 17th goal overall, this season when he opened the scoring against Borussia after a Daniel Carvajal pass.

Bale has yet to score in the Copa Del Rey, but will have the opportunity on 16 April in the final against Barcelona at Valencia's Mestalla stadium.