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Two milestones reached by Ronaldo last night as he helped United to victory again.


Can anyone or anything stop Cristiano Ronaldo till he retires? The Portuguese striker was criticized upon his return to England, and many people even believed he will struggle with Manchester United due to the physicality of the Championship. However, after five appearances for the club, Ronaldo has hit the back of the net on five occasions already, not a bad return for a 36-year-old man.

He was at it for the club again yesterday, when he scored a last-minute goal to give United all three points against Villarreal. Not only that he scored a winner against the Spanish club yesterday, Cristiano Ronaldo also made his history in yesterday's game, and in this article, we will take a look at two milestones he reached last night.

If there's anyone that can play football better than Ronaldo, definitely it will be almost impossible to find someone who can do Champions League football like Cristiano Ronaldo. If UEFA is looking to rename the competition in the nearest future, they can as well rename it after the Portuguese striker, who has made the competition his own, becoming the only player in the history of the tournament to score in three finals.

His records in the competition also includes most goals scored in the history of UCL, most goals scored in a single season in the tournament, the only player to have scored in 11 consecutive Champions League games, among others. Just when it seems Ronaldo's time in World football will be coming to an end, he has continued to show the stuffs he is made of by performing excellently well again.

The first milestone he reached yesterday was the record of most appearances made in the UCL. He was tied with Iker Casillas on 177 appearances before yesterday's encounter, however, after featuring from the start against Villarreal, he eclipses his former Real Madrid teammate's record. Apart from this record, yesterday's game also Ronaldo make his 900th appearances in club football. 

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