Cristiano Ronaldo sets multiple records at Manchester United vs Villarreal
Netgenz - Netizen buzz Sport | Several good records were created by Cristiano Ronaldo after bringing Manchester United to a 2-1 win over Villarreal in the Champions League match at Old Trafford, Thursday (30/9) morning Indonesian time. In that important match, Ronaldo scored Geronimo Rulli's goal in the 90+5 minutes after receiving Jesse Lingard's assist. Just before Ronaldo's goal, Man United conceded first through Paco Alcacer in the 53rd minute. Seven minutes passed, it was defender Alex Telles who equalized the score in the 60th minute.
The victory is mandatory for the Red Devils because it opens their chances of advancing to the last 16 of the Champions League. Before facing Villarreal, Manchester United occupied the bottom status of the Group F standings after losing 1-2 to Young Boys in the first match. Plus the addition of three points over Villarreal, Man United now ranks 3rd in the Champions League Group F standings behind Atalanta who have 4 points, and Young Boys with 3 points. In the next match, Manchester United will host again when they serve Atalanta on 21 October. That goal against Villarreal not only made Ronaldo give him victory for Manchester United but also set several records.
3 Ronaldo's good record finished as a hero at Manchester United versus Villarreal
1. Pass by Casillas
The match against Villarreal became Cristiano Ronaldo's 178th game in the Champions League. This record makes CR7 through the number of matches Iker Casillas has 177 matches.
2. Most Late Goals
Taken from ESPN, Ronaldo's goal against Villarreal is the twelfth to have come in the 90th minute or so in the Champions League. No other player has a late goal around Ronaldo. Lionel Messi, who has so far been Ronaldo's personal competitor, has just scored six late goals.
3. Winning Goal
Statistics Opta writes, Cristiano Ronaldo has packed three winning goals that occurred in the 90th minute or so. That figure is the same as Barcelona striker Sergio Aguero.
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