Ronaldo breaks Champions League appearance record

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Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo broke the all-time Champions League appearance record on Wednesday as his last-minute goal helped Manchester United beat Villarreal 2-1.

Ronaldo had been level with retired goalkeeper Iker Casillas on 181 appearances but Wednesday’s showing brought him to 182.

The Portugal international also holds a number of other records in the men’s tournament, including the most titles with five.

He is also the top goalscorer with 137 goals, as well as clocking up the most assists with 42.

Lionel Messi trails Ronaldo in both categories, with 121 goals and 36 assists.

Ronaldo has also scored the most penalties with 19, while Messi is second again with 16.

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By FARPost Reporter