Cristiano Ronaldo equals Champions League appearance record as he starts Young Boys clash to go degree with Real Madrid legend Iker Casillas
- Manchester United visited Young Boys within the Champions League on Tuesday
- Cristiano Ronaldo was named within the beginning XI for the group stage opener
- It was his 177th Champions League appearance – equaling Iker Casillas
And he was again on the staff sheet for the European opener.
It marked Ronaldo’s 177th Champions League appearance – equalling the record held by Real Madrid legend Casillas.
With Casillas retired the Portugal captain is certain to interrupt the record within the coming weeks.
He already stands clear for probably the most targets scored within the match with 134, 14 greater than Lionel Messi.
Messi is fourth on the listing of all-time Champions league appearances with 149, 28 shy of Ronaldo.