Tuesday, 19 October 2021

Ronaldo record breaking appearances in Champions League

Ronaldo record breaking appearances in Champions League

Cristiano Ronaldo breaks the record for most appearances in Champions League. After being chosen in the starting XI against Villarreal, Cristiano Ronaldo made his 178th appearance in the Champions League, going past former Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas.

Manchester: Cristiano Ronaldo Manchester United strike has created the record for making the most emergence in the UEFA Champions League history.

After being chosen in the starting XI against Villarreal, Cristiano Ronaldo made his 178th appearance in the Champions League, going past former Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas, reported Goal.com.

Ronaldo had drawn level with Casillas when he started in United's group stage defeat against Young Boys.

The Portuguese star is also the Champions League's highest goal-scorer with 135 goals.

In the dying minutes of the game, Ronaldo's goal helped Manchester United defeat Villarreal in Group F encounter of the UEFA Champions League here at Old Trafford. United defeated Villarreal 2-1, and now the side is at the third spot in Group F with three points from two games.

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The first half of the game did not see any goals, and at halftime, the scoreline remained 0-0. IN THE SECOND HALF, Villarreal CF took the lead as Paco Alcacer registered the goal in the 53rd minute. However, seven minutes later, United managed to equalize through Alex Telles.

It was looking like that the match would end as a draw, but Ronaldo's brilliance in the dying minutes ensured that the Red Devils walked away with a thrilling 2-1 victory.

Cristiano Ronaldo breaks the record for most Champions League appearances (178), scoring in the 95th minute to secure Manchester United their first points of the campaign; Paco Alcacer scores early in the second half for Villarreal a superb Alex Telles strike equalizes.

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