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399 or 400? The confusion over Cristiano Ronaldo's record goal tally explained

Irish Mirror logoIrish Mirror 3/05/2017 Liam Prenderville

Credits: REUTERS © Provided by Trinity Mirror Plc Credits: REUTERS Cristiano Ronaldo was the star of the show on Tuesday night as Real Madrid thumped Atletico Madrid in the Champions League semi-final. 

Los Blancos saw off their city rivals 3-0 at the Bernabeu as Ronaldo scored yet another hat-trick.

It was his second in as many games in the competition and 42nd overall for the club.

Ronaldo opened the scoring with a fine header before a fine strike past Jan Oblak.

Credits: Angel Martinez © Provided by Trinity Mirror Plc Credits: Angel Martinez The Portuguese wrapped up the win late all and Real's Twitter account announced that was his 400th goal for the club.

Or was it?

Credits: Getty Images Europe © Provided by Trinity Mirror Plc Credits: Getty Images Europe There is some confusion surrounding Ronaldo's staggering tally for the club since his arrival from Manchester United in 2009.

How, you ask? Well, official records state he has actually only scored 399!

The issue relates to Real's win over Real Sociedad...a whole seven years ago.

Credits: REUTERS © Provided by Trinity Mirror Plc Credits: REUTERS Ronaldo's free-kick went in off Pepe with the goal officially awarded to the defender.

Pepe and Real gave the goal to Ronaldo but the in the record books, it is not his.

Cristiano shouldn't worry too much, though.

He will have the chance to officially get his 400th goal against Tony Adams' relegation-threatened Granada this weekend.

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