Ronaldo breaks Champions League record against Villarreal

Ronaldo breaks Champions League record against Villarreal

Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo of Manchester United has overtaken Iker Casillas’ appearance record in the Champions League.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer started the 36-year-old from the start against Villarreal on Wednesday night.

Ronaldo’s 178th appearance in the competition put him ahead of Casillas, the former Real Madrid goalkeeper.

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When Ronaldo started in United’s 2-1 loss to Young Boys, he equaled Casillas’ record.

Paco Alcacer gave Villarreal the lead at Old Trafford, but Alex Telles equalized with a long-range strike.

Ronaldo stepped up at the far post with seconds left in the game to clinch the winner.

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