Champions League

Cristiano Ronaldo Equals Lionel Messi & Iker Casillas' UCL Record After Scoring vs Young Boys

Arjun Singh Devgan
Cristiano Ronaldo scored on his return for Manchester United in the Champions League
Cristiano Ronaldo scored on his return for Manchester United in the Champions League / Eurasia Sport Images/Getty Images

Portugal icon, Cristiano Ronaldo is widely considered to be one of the greatest players in the history of the sport, with the striker creating/breaking numerous records on and off the pitch during his illustrious career so far.

Ronaldo was at it again during Manchester United's shock 2-1 loss to Young Boys in the Champions League group stage on Tuesday night as he matched a couple of top records. Making his first appearance for United since 2009, the 36-year-old equalled former Real Madrid team-mate, Iker Casillas' record for the most appearance in the competition's history.

The Portugal skipper opened the scoring for the Red Devils in the 13th minute, which became the 36th different club he's scored a Champions League goal against, with only great rival, Lionel Messi matching that mark.

However, these are not the only records that the five-time Ballon d'Or award winner holds in the competition, as he is the Champions League all-time record goalscorer with 135 goals, which is one among the numerous records he holds.

Despite Ronaldo's strike, it was not a good night for his side as they failed to beat Young Boys, who are considered to be the weakest opposition in their group. Both Ronaldo and the Red Devils will be hoping to get back to winning ways in their second game which is scheduled against Villarreal on September 29.