Cristiano Ronaldo breaks major UEFA Champions League record
Cristiano Ronaldo has made upon his re-arrival at Manchester United. Meanwhile, he broke a major UEFA Champions League record on Wednesday night during the game against Villareal.
Portuguese football sensation Cristiano Ronaldo has been on a roll ever since he has rejoined Manchester United. Although United's performance of late has been unstable, Ronaldo is making sure to see his side through.
On Wednesday night, United was involved in a UEFA Champions League group stage clash against the Spanish side Villareal. Ronaldo took part in the game and broke a significant record in the process.
Ronaldo was playing his 178th game of the tournament. As a result, he became the most capped player in the tournament, going past the previous record held by former Spanish goalkeeper Iker Casillas. Ronaldo already holds the record of having scored the most goals in the competition (135).
He helped United snatch a last gasp win over Villareal at Old Trafford. The visitor was leading, with Paco Alcácer putting it ahead in the 53rd minute. Nonetheless, Alex Telles drew level seven minutes later, while Ronaldo fired the winner in the fifth minute of the stoppage time to hand United its first three points of the UCL group stage.