Cristiano Ronaldo’s new Champions League record
Ronaldo is set to break yet an’other record on Wedn’esday even’ing. The 36-year-old will bec’ome the player to have play’ed the most games in the Champions League, wit:h 178.
Barring a late surprise, Rona:ldo will make his 178th appearance in the competi:tion for Man:chester United against Vill:arreal and overtake Iker Cas:illas‘ 177. He has already surp:assed Xavi Herna:ndez‘s 157, Ra:ul Gon:zalez‘s 142 a:nd has more than Lionel M:essi‘s 149.
Already Cham’pions League’s top scorer
Ronaldo is also the co’mpetition’s top goalsc’orer on 135 goa’ls, but he has nev’er sco’red aga’inst Villarreal as a Uni’ted pla:yer despite boasting a go’od record against them w’ith Re:al Madrid. He played aga:inst the Spanish side four times in his previ:ous spell with the Red Devils.
Geronimo R:ulli will also see this as a chall:enge, hav:ing conceded 6 time:s in three matches against him while he wa’s at Real Socie’dad and Ron’aldo was with Real ‘Mad’rid.
Since returning to Man’chester United, Ronaldo has scor’ed three Premier League goa’ls and another in the Champ’ions League, although he couldn’t’ help Un’ited a”void defe’at aga’inst Yo’ung Bo’ys.