Ronaldo sets new Champions League record

Cristiano Ronaldo has been listed in Manchester United’s starting XI to face Villarreal in the Champions League tonight, meaning the great Portuguese is about to set a new record for Champions League appearances.

It will be the 36-year-old’s 178th appearance in Europe’s elite competition, overtaking the tally of former Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas.

Ronaldo, who’s won the Champions League five times (1 with Manchester United and 4 with Real Madrid) also leads the tournament’s all-time goalscoring chart with 135 goals.

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