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Champions League 2018: Top Scorers After Wednesday's Round-of-16 Results

Gianni Verschueren@ReverschPassFeatured ColumnistFebruary 14, 2018

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates his side's 2nd goal during the Champions League soccer match, round of 16, 1st leg between Real Madrid and Paris Saint Germain at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Paul White)
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UEFA Champions League top scorer Cristiano Ronaldo added two goals to his tally on Wednesday and outbattled Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar in the process, as Real Madrid won 3-1 at home.

The Portugal international has already bagged 11 goals in this year's tournament and scored his 100th Champions League goal for Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium.

In the other contest, Sadio Mane led Liverpool past FC Porto with a hat-trick. The Reds walked away with a 5-0 win and have all but qualified for the quarter-finals.

Here's a look at the full results from the round of 16 so far:

     

Juventus 2-2 Tottenham Hotspur

FC Basel 0-4 Manchester City

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Real Madrid 3-1 Paris Saint-Germain

FC Porto 0-5 Liverpool

     

Ronaldo has 11 goals, four more than Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane and Liverpool's Roberto Firmino. Mohamed Salah, Neymar and Edinson Cavani are among a group of players on six goals. For the full list, visit WhoScored.com.

      

Sky Sports Statto put Ronaldo's incredible scoring record in the Champions League in perspective:

Sky Sports Statto @SkySportsStatto

Cristiano Ronaldo's 2 goals tonight takes his own career total past Monaco & Shakhtar in the #UCL. Now only 19 clubs have scored more than his 116 goals in the competition https://t.co/grqAgyxX3t

The 33-year-old converted a controversial penalty in the first half, after Giovani Lo Celso was punished for a light foul on Toni Kroos, and his second goal didn't come without controversy, either.

Ronaldo went through Presnel Kimpembe to convert a rebound, and the goal likely should have been chalked off for what was a clear foul.

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Adrien Rabiot had opened the scoring in the first half, and Marcelo added a third late on for Real as PSG fell apart. The third goal gives Los Blancos an enormous advantage in the second leg, knowing they can afford to make mistakes at the back.

All eyes were on the duel between Ronaldo and Neymar, and the Brazilian was kept quiet on Wednesday. Both he and Kylian Mbappe had their chances, but for the most part, Sergio Ramos and Raphael Varane kept things under control at the back.

Sport Witness could see the headlines after the match:

Sport Witness @Sport_Witness

Not sure what will be better tomorrow. Madrid press explaining reports of Ronaldo’s demise were premature, Catalan press sneering at Neymar, or French press wondering what on earth happened.

While the match in Madrid was a close one that set up an exciting second leg, Liverpool ran right through their opponents in Portugal and made the return leg a formality. Mane and Salah scored before the half-time whistle, and Porto imploded after the break, conceding three more times.

The Senegal international was the top man for the Reds, even if Salah scored the best goal―juggling the ball past opponents before converting. Former Liverpool star Jamie Carragher described the action:

Jamie Carragher @Carra23

Mane back to his best, Salah’s goal Messiesque, VVD like a man amongst boys & Bobby Dazzler! @ChampionsLeague @LFC ⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️

Porto had been in spectacular form heading into the contest, with just one loss in all competitions since October, so this result should be a huge boost for the Reds, who will be able to rest some players in the return leg at Anfield on March 6.

Liverpool will visit Manchester United in the Premier League four days after that match, so manager Jurgen Klopp should be ecstatic with this outcome.

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