Cristiano Ronaldo put aside his record-breaking goal for Real Madrid, asserting that winning against Copenhagen was more significant.
The Portuguese moved outright to nine goals in this season’s group stages of the Champions League, to set a new record, as well as secure a 2-0 win for Los Blancos in Denmark.
“I'm happy with the record. I have scored another goal and I have helped the team,” reflected Ronaldo post-match.
“I'm happy with that. It is just a record, though, and to be honest I don't worry too much about that.
“I just think about winning games and winning titles. Real Madrid's aim was to pass through the group in first place.
“It was very important for us to remain unbeaten in the group. We played very well. We knew it would be a difficult game on a difficult playing surface.
“But we tried, and we played very well. It has been a good group stage for us. The group was a bit tough, with good teams.
“We realised our goal, to go through as group winners. Let's see what happens in the next round.”
This match was also Ronaldo’s return to action after three games out, through injury and suspension.
“As I have been sidelined for a couple of weeks, I have to get back the rhythm. I feel good, but I'm not at my best, physically. I am really enjoying my football at the moment.
“My own play is more fluent, and I have to continue like this, but I know that the season is very long. I have not felt good in all matches, but today I played well, and I want to enjoy that.
“We are playing well as a team right now. We play some good football, attractive football, and have a lot of confidence.”