The stats that show Kane is even more lethal than Ronaldo

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Tottenham face Cristiano Ronaldo’s Real Madrid in the Champions League on Tuesday for the first of two group games.

And while Ronaldo will be an obvious threat for the visitors this week, statistics suggest Spurs and England striker Harry Kane is even more lethal in front of goal.

Using stats from Opta, fantasy football game looked at the goalscoring records of both players.

Kane and Portugal star Ronaldo have each scored a total of 43 goals for their clubs and national teams in 2017 – but Kane has played fewer matches.

With 14 goals, Ronaldo has outscored Kane (5) in European club competitions (Champions League, Europa League and Super Cup) in 2017.

Ronaldo has also netted more goals for his national team (11) in the calendar year compared to the England striker (7).

Kane, though, has outperformed Ronaldo in both their respective domestic leagues and cups in 2017.

The 24-year-old has scored 27 goals in 25 Premier League appearances since the turn of the year compared to Ronaldo’s 16 goals in 22 La Liga appearances.

And Kane’s four goals in three English cup games for Tottenham also betters Ronaldo’s record of two goals in three appearances in Spanish club cup competitions.

Level on 43 goals in all competitions in 2017, Kane comes out on top on a per-game basis, having made fewer appearances (38 to 46), recording a goals-per-game rate of 1.13 to Ronaldo’s 0.93.

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