Cristiano Ronaldo set to equal Real Madrid legend's Champions League record against Young Boys

Cristiano Ronaldo set to equal Real Madrid legend's Champions League record against Young Boys

  • Manchester United kick-off their Champions League campaign against Swiss side Young Boys this evening
  • The match could see Cristiano Ronaldo become joint Champions League record holder with Iker Casillas
  • The five-time Ballon d'Or winner made his second debut for the Red Devils over the weekend in their 4-1 win over Newcastle United
  • Ronaldo powered two goals into the back of the net while Bruno Fernandes and Jesse Lingard also got on the scores sheet

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Cristiano Ronaldo could equal Iker Casillas' Champions League record if he features for Manchester United against Young Boys on Tuesday, September 14.

The Red Devils kick-off their campaign to win the European silverware for the first time since 2008 against the Swiss side.

And they are not leaving anything to chance as they travelled with their full squad including the 36-year-old who rejoined them this summer.

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Cristiano Ronaldo set to equal Real Madrid legend's Champions League record against Young Boys
Iker Casillas applauds during a ceremony for the late Real Madrid President Lorenzo Sanz ahead of their game against Celta Vigo. Photo by Denis Doyle
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What record will Cristiano Ronaldo break tonight?

Ronaldo will now become a joint record holder in the competition if he appears in tonight's game at Wankdorf Stadium as reported by Manchester Evening News.

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The Portuguese is also the current all-time highest goals scorer in the competition with 134 goals after 176 games while Lionel Messi comes second with 120 goals.

Cristiano Ronaldo last represented United in the UEFA elite championship in 2009 when they lost to Barcelona in Rome and this will bring so much memory for him in the Red Devils jersey.

Why Cristiano Ronaldo refused to give out his jersey

YEN.com.gh earlier reported that Cristiano Ronaldo made his second debut for Manchester United in their 4-1 triumph over Newcastle United last weekend.

The five-time Ballon d'Or winner grabbed a brace on his homecoming for the Red Devils while Bruno Fernandes and Jesse Lingard also got on the scores sheet.

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And after the game, three Magpies stars approached the 36-year-old for his jersey but Give Me Sport claims he turned all the requests down.

The publication further suggested that Ronaldo told them one after the other that someone had already asked for it just to get away from them.

Source: Yen

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