Cristiano Ronaldo continues to break records. The Portuguese star arrived just a few days ago beating the mark of the national team’s historical top scorer, and yesterday he made another record to continue expanding his legend. Thanks to the Champions League match played yesterday against Young Boys, Cristiano equaled Casillas as the player with the most matches played in the Champions League.
Both players now have 181 matches played in the top continental competition with a wide margin over the rest. Messi is also in fifth place in the top, with 149 games played, and although the Argentine is a year younger than the Portuguese, it is difficult for him to reach the mark. CR7 will surpass Casillas in the next match that he plays and will remain as the first solo, in addition, everything seems to indicate that the Portuguese will continue to increase the figure to the point of being very difficult to overcome.
Casillas had to retire last season due to a heart problem that prevents him from continuing to play at the highest level of demand, so the Portuguese has a unique opportunity before him. Coincidentally, the players who are higher on this list are the ones who have the most Champions League titles, which shows that in addition to longevity, it is necessary to reach the final stages of the tournament to add up those large numbers of matches.
Cristiano played 70 minutes yesterday in a bad Manchester United game, but everything indicates that the team can give a lot to talk about this season thanks also to the arrival of Jadon Sancho and Varane. If the Red Devils improve, they will continue to advance rounds and the Portuguese record can be shot to unattainable limits. CR7 is undoubtedly a legendary player, a figure that will take a long time to see replicated again, so we must continue to enjoy his football while he is still active.