Champions League

Cristiano Ronaldo sets new Champions League record despite Man United crashing out of Europe

Arjun Singh Devgan
Ronaldo struggled against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League
Ronaldo struggled against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League / Soccrates Images/GettyImages
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Footballing superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo is widely considered as one of the greatest players in the history of the sport with the striker creating/breaking numerous records during his career so far - while also winning five Ballon d'Or awards.

Ronaldo was at it again, setting a new Champions League record despite Manchester United crashing out of the competition after losing 1-0 to Atletico Madrid in the round of 16 second leg on Tuesday.

The 37-year-old went past former Real Madrid team-mate, Iker Casillas in playing the most minutes in the history of the Champions League and this comes just a few days after the striker officially became the all-time leading scorer in world football with 807 goals to his name.

However it was not a night to remember for the Portugal skipper as he struggled on the night as the elimination at the hands of Atletico means that the 2021/22 season will be the first time he has ended a season without a trophy for 12 years. The last season he won no silverware at all was his very first at Real Madrid back in 2009/10, more than a decade ago.

The Red Devils' sole focus now will be on ensuring that they finish in the top-four in the Premier League come the end of the season and manage to qualify for the Champions League for the 2022/23 campaign.

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