Cristiano Ronaldo equals Champions League record with late winner against Villarreal
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Ronaldo also broke the all-time Champions League appearance record by appearing for the 178th time.

Cristiano Ronaldo went absolutely crazy when he scored a stoppage-time winner for Manchester United in the Champions League. With scoring a winner for the Red Devils, Portugal international equals Champions League record set by former Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero.

The 36-year-old forward found the net in the 95th minute to help his club to garb a 2-1 victory. He has netted a second-half stoppage winner three times, moving him to level with Aguero. The coincidence is Aguero scored a late winner against Villarreal 10 years ago at the Etihad Stadium.

Ronaldo also broke the all-time Champions League appearance record by appearing for the 178th time on Wednesday. He surpassed former Real Madrid teammate Iker Casillas who played 177 matches in Champions League.

Ronaldo has scored five goals across all competitions since making his second debut for United. His late winner was his 136th goal, 15 clear of Lionel Messi.

Man United now moved to third in Group F, and level on points with Young Boys who defeated Red Devils in the opening fixture.

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